Paul Verhoeven Gets Funding And Roger Avary For JESUS OF NAZARETH

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Paul Verhoeven Gets Funding And Roger Avary For JESUS OF NAZARETH
Finally there is some news regarding Paul Verhoeven getting back to what he does so well: kick up dust as a director. If people were thinking that he'd mellow as a septuagenarian, look at this: his subject is the depiction of Jesus Christ as a human, with careful debunking of anything related to him being divine, glorifying him instead as a political leader who preached openness to different cultures.

Now "Jesus of Nazareth" has been Paul's pet project for literally decades but this week two interesting things were revealed by Mike Fleming on the Deadline website. For starters, Paul has found his funding courtesy of Muse Productions. The second bit of news: Roger Avary is attached to script the film, based on Paul Verhoeven's own book on the subject. We know Roger as the writer/director of "Killing Zoe" and "The Rules of Attraction", as well as the co-writer of "Pulp Fiction".

I'll keep my fingers crossed for this to happen (funding seems a good start) because it has been way too long since we've seen Paul kicking ass like this.
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The original Mike Fleming article on Deadline
MarsHottentotJune 20, 2012 7:14 PM

Hell yeah! This sounds awesome. Of course, this will make people have to *sigh* listen to what Jesus actually said. Could be dangerous!!

okrim37June 21, 2012 5:01 AM

Sounds great! but does it mean that Verhoeven's project concerning Couperus's novel DE STILLE KRACHT movie adaptation has been shelved?