Sounds like this could be an interesting and controversial next project for Mr. Columbus!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone/Chamber of Secrets director Chris Columbus has acquired the rights to Anne Rice's Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt.
Columbus is set to produce a film adaptation of the book with his production company 1492 pictures, along with CJ Entertainment.
From what we're hearing, the book "tells the story of Christ at age seven as he leaves Egypt with his family to return to Nazareth and learn about his purpose in life."
Here's what Columbus had to say about the project:
"This film has the potential to be a cinematic classic, a picture that will appeal to all ages, all around the world."
As far as a director is concerned, author Rice has chosen The Stoning of Soraya M's Cyrus Nowrasteh to direct, and his wife Betsy Nowrasteh is set to write the screenplay.
We'll definitely be curious to see how this one progresses. We wish Chris and co. luck with this HEAVY project!
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