THE COMING "PASSION" FRANCHISE?
The $150 MIL (and Counting) Success of Gibson's Film Demands Sequels
Since The Passion of the Christ continues to do so well at the box office, we predict that Hollywood will jump on the band wagon and demand the production of sequels.
In fact, to those of us out here in the cultural hinterlands (i.e., outside the LA beltway). it seems to be the rule that *anything* which makes enough $$$ at the box office ends up getting turned into a franchise.
Thus we expect to see coming down the cinematic pike...
"The Passion II: The Wrath of Saul"
"The Passion III: The Search for Greeks"
"The Passion IV: The Voyage Rome"
"The Passion V: The Gaulic Frontier"
"The Passion VI: The Undiscovered Brits"
"The Passion VII: Regenerations"
...and so forth.
And then there's the matter of the t.v. series and spin-offs. Not to mention the Broadway musical version, "The Passion: All This and Vatican II."
It's only a matter of time.