I didn’t read it so I don’t know but it looks like Christopher Columbus, the guy behind the Home Alone movies and some of the Harry Potter movies is producing Anne Rice’s book “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt” for theaters.
Hollywood and Christianity together? What could go wrong?
Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this. My initial reaction is why on earth could this possibly be good. And then I thought about making fun of it by wondering if the movie would be a mixture of Home Alone and the book. Maybe focus on the time when Jesus stayed behind in the temple and Mary and Joseph couldn’t find him. But then I got bored with that thought ’cause it’s kind of a cheap shot anyway.
I do seem to remember some good reviews on this book when it came out -before Rice’s very public breakup note with Catholicism. I also seem to remember it was written in the first person by Jesus and that kinda’ freaked me out a bit. I mean, there’s just so many pitfalls to this kind of thing. It’s so easy to get something mind blowingly wrong even with the best of intentions.
I didn’t read it so I don’t know how it is. If you did, please let me know what you think.
But even if the book is good that doesn’t mean the movie will be worth anything.
So I looked up the director Cyrus Nowrasteh and it turns out he directed “The Stoning of Soraya M” with Jim Caviezel which was actually a pretty amazing and terrifying movie. So maybe there’s hope.
What are you guys thinking?