The Lowdown on Scorsese’s Jesus Gig
Scorsese’s Next Flick. Alright, folks, buckle up because Martin Scorsese, the mastermind behind “Killers of the Flower Moon,” is switching gears to bring us an 80-minute film about Jesus. In a chat with the Los Angeles Times, he spilled the tea on his plan to ditch the negativity tied to organized religion with this Jesus project.
Where the Idea Came From: Scorsese’s Vision for a Different Jesus Vibe
So, inspired by Shūsaku Endō’s “A Life of Jesus,” Scorsese and his partner in crime, Kent Jones, cooked up a screenplay that’s not about preaching. Nope, it’s about digging into Jesus’s teachings without laying on the holy roller vibe. The film is set to focus on the core principles, keeping it real without the whole “convert or else” deal.
Scorsese’s Take on Religion: Time for a Makeover
At a cool 81, Scorsese thinks it’s high time for a fresh start in the religion talk. He knows that these days, when you throw around the word “religion,” it’s like dropping a bomb. But he’s saying, “Hold up, let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater.” He wants to go back, think about it, and see if it can make a difference in how we live our lives. It’s all about reopening the conversation without shutting it down.
Coming Soon: Lights, Camera, Jesus Action in 2024
Get ready because Scorsese is gearing up to shoot this Jesus film in 2024. His inspiration kicked in after a chat with Pope Francis in 2023 and diving into a conference titled “The Global Aesthetics of the Catholic Imagination.” This shindig, hosted by the Jesuit publication La Civiltà Cattolica, got Scorsese’s creative juices flowing. He even mentioned responding to the Pope’s call to artists by crafting a screenplay for a film about Jesus.
Scorsese’s Religious Hits: A Legacy in the Making
Scorsese isn’t new to tackling religious themes on the big screen. Remember the uproar around “The Last Temptation of Christ” in 1988, exploring a different Jesus timeline? Then there was “Silence” in 2016, diving into the struggles of Jesuit priests facing persecution in 17th-century Japan. And don’t forget “Kundun” in 1997, a biographical flick about the Dalai Lama.
Pumping the Brakes on Another Project: “The Wager” Takes a Timeout
Hold your horses because with this new Jesus project gaining steam, Scorsese hit pause on another gig. His adaptation of David Grann’s 2023 book “The Wager,” all about the Wager Mutiny of 1741, is taking a back seat. Feeling the heat from the awards-season craziness for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Scorsese hinted at co-directing due to a possible seaborne shoot.
Awards Buzz: “Killers of the Flower Moon” on the Rise
Scorsese’s recent hit, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” is making waves. Lily Gladstone, the leading lady, snagged a Golden Globe for Best Female Actor, and the film is gearing up for more nominations in the big leagues. Scorsese, always one to shake things up, is keeping us guessing with his ever-evolving film game.
Bottom Line: Get Ready for a Scorsese-Style Jesus Journey
As Scorsese preps to drop a fresh take on Jesus, it’s clear he’s on a mission to flip the script on organized religion. Whether he’ll stir the pot or bring a new perspective, only time will tell. Brace yourselves for a Scorsese-style Jesus like you’ve never seen!