Biblical adventures are the new fairy tales, at least when it comes to Hollywood. As evidenced by the upcoming releases of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and Ridley Scott’s Exodus, religious epics are the newest trend to take Hollywood by storm.

The latest filmmaker to jump on that bandwagon is Waterworld director Kevin Reynolds, who’ll the Jesus Christ pic The Resurrection. The project is described as being similar to Ridley Scott’s Gladiator in tone, only family-friendly and with more mystery. (So maybe not that much like Gladiator after all, then.) Hit the jump for plot details and more.

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Here’s a ‘family feud’ themed set of casting updates. After the break you’ll find info on:

  • Adam Scott dealing with his feuding parents in A.C.O.D.,
  • Bill Paxton facing off against Kevin Costner in The Hatfields and the McCoys,
  • and Rosemarie DeWitt sparring with husband Ben Stiller before a bigger threat — aliens — comes to town in Neighborhood Watch.

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Hey, look, Kevin Costner is ramping up his output. He’s got Company Men coming out this year. He’s directing (at some point) a film called A Little War of Our Own, announced just a couple weeks back. And now his slowly simmering new team-up with Kevin Reynolds, who has directed Costner three times before, is partially funded and moving forward. Their latest film will be Learning Italian, which was discussed last summer, but has yet to really kick into gear. Read More »