Waterworld director in line for Jesus resurrection movie

Latest biblical epic is announced.

If it's not fairy stories it's the bible...

Another biblical film project has been announced, this time taking on the story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Kevin Reynolds, the director behind infamous Kevin Costner movie 'Waterworld', the TV series 'Hatfields and McCoys', which also starred Costner, and the, erm, Kevin Costner-starring 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' is helming the project.



Let's just say that an appearance from Costner is not out of the question.

According to reports, the film will be set 40 days after the death of Christ.

It will centre around an agnostic Roman centurion who is tasked by Pontius Pilate to investigate rumours that the messiah has risen again.


Seeking the missing body of Christ, and in order to quell a simmering uprising in Jerusalem, the centurion encounters various characters from the biblical tale, including the Apostles.

According to Slashfilm, the movie is being tentatively aimed at a release over – rather aptly – Easter weekend in 2015.

It is not the only biblical tale in the works.

Darren Aronofsky is following his ballet psych-thriller 'Black Swan' with 'Noah', starring Russell Crowe as the titular ark-builder.

Meanwhile, Ridley Scott is working on 'Exodus', based on the story of Moses.

So far linked to the project are Christian Bale, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Joel Edgerton and 'Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul.

Check out the old school trailer for the doomed Costner flick 'Waterworld' below...