-From The Book of Xzibit 4:17
The entertainment industry knows that if there is a genre, there will be a niche market for it. And if that niche market brings with it a large enough fanbase, well, it can make money. As for the hardcore Christian fanbase, they are all about turning out in droves if the subject on their theater screens is Godly enough.
Such is the case with the History channel's recent television miniseries Son of God, which will tentatively be heading to theaters, according to Deadline, but only after cutting down the seven-and-a-half hour long series to around three hours. So, more Jesus but with... less Jesus? Same great taste but with half the Jesus? What?
Anyway, here's the summary:
["The Bible" is] an epic 10-part miniseries retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation.
Yeah... not entirely sure how they're going to cover "Genesis through Revelation" in three hours, but bless their hearts for trying. The miniseries is very well done, but I'm not sure it will hold up on a theater screen (though I wouldn't mind seeing more of the guy who plays Jesus, if you get what I'm sayin'). On the other hand, I'm not sure it has to with the demographic this will obviously target.
No definite plans yet as to who might distribute this or when we can expect to see this in theaters, if at all, so you're all about The Bible, click [[follow]] and we'll keep you updated.