Producer and Actress Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel, The Bible) and Producer Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank, The Bible) brought the epic miniseries The Bible to television audiences around the world with their company LightWorkers Media. The series became the number one cable entertainment telecast of the year, one of the fastest-selling TV-to-disc titles ever and went on to garner 3 Emmy Award nominations. Mixing adventure, action and drama from The Bible, the series drew acclaim for retelling the sacred text in a way that was relevant to today's audiences.
Now, the larger-than-life story of Jesus gets a larger-than-life treatment in the stand-alone feature Son of God. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado beautifully portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. This movie has been able to bring leaders together with support from across all denominations. The producers focused from the very beginning on creating an experience that would be shared by all.
Pastor Rick Warren had this to say about the film.
Rev. Sam Rodriguez, President of the Hispanics Evangelical Alliance, also released a statement.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington DC, had this to say.
Bishop T.D. Jakes also released a statement.
Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett revealed they are thrilled that their Jesus narrative will finally be seen on the big screen.
Joel Osteen, Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church and #1 bestselling author, revealed that Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have succeeded in doing what few before them have done; they have produced in Son of God a film that tells the story of Jesus and touches the heart.
Inspired by the success of The Bible series, Son of God features never-before-seen footage, a theatrical edit and a 5.1 surround sound mix that adds to the immediacy of the experience.
Son of God was released February 28th, 2014 and stars Sebastian Knapp, Paul Knops, Darcie, David Rintoul, Gary Oliver, William Houston, Stewart Scudamore, Nonso Anozie. The film is directed by Christopher Spencer.