What the heck is wrong with Hollywood? Why do they feel that they have to go out of their way to ridicule Christianity all the time. Now, the sleazemeister who brought us Basic Instinct and Showgirls (but in his defense did also make the pretty cool Robocop) wants to make a movie all about…Jesus. And it’s not going to be exactly…kind to Christians.
Paul Verhoeven, the director and author and member of The Jesus Seminar, is looking into making a movie based on his book about Jesus which portrayed Jesus as a terrorist against Roman rule and theorized that Jesus was the product of a rape.
Big Hollywood reports that Verhoven’s book about Jesus has a bit of a different take on Jesus:
Verhoeven constructs a new vision of Jesus as a child born from the rape of Mary by a Roman soldier, as a spiritualist who performed exorcisms by screaming and spitting in the mouths of the possessed to drive out demons, and as a militant revolutionary who urged his followers to arm themselves.
This has got bomb written all over it so I’m sure it’ll get all the financing it needs to be made. I guarantee there will be plenty of actors lined up to play Jesus because it’ll give them a chance to feel like they’re doing something daring and important.