Nativity (can this be this year's The Passion of the Christ?)

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  1. Galactus

    Galactus Devourer of Worlds

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    Keisha Castle-Hughes has signed up for the lead as the Virgin Mary in New Line's Nativity, reports Variety.

    The 15-year-old, who toplined 2003's Whale Rider, will portray Mary over the two-year period leading up to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing Nativity, and Catherine Hardwicke is directing Mike Rich's script.

    Castle-Hughes, a native of Australia who moved to New Zealand when she was four, starred last year as the Queen of Naboo in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

    Nativity is being fast-tracked, with shooting to begin in May in Italy and Morocco; aim is to release the film the first weekend of December.
     
  2. LetsHangBendis

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    fascinating. Sounds lame as hell. But who knows, if it's the only thing out that week I'll go see it.
     
  3. The Guard

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    I don't think THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST suggested that God raped Mary.
     
  4. LetsHangBendis

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    He kinda did? Or it was a Roman Soldier. however you like to look at it.
     
  5. MaskedManJRK

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    ...Where the hell did you get THAT from the article? :confused:
     
  6. dpm07

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    I don't think the film will do well. Most people on the boards here are pretty disappointed in the whole Christian Mythology, and probably wouldn't see a film like this.

    If people take the time to read many posts here on the boards, there is a pretty anti-religious theme that is prevalent, and this would likely transcend into the cinemas. I can't understand why producers would want to make a film of this background due to this. The Passion was a fluke. I don't see another religious film with Christianity doing as well.
     
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    Catherine Hardwicke directed Thirteen I think. I hear that Tyler Perry's films do well and they deal with Christianity don't they?
     
  8. dpm07

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    That's a good point.
     
  9. Brian2887

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    because these boards are a reflection of society as a whole, right?...
     
  10. Bad Superman

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    What a distorted and ignorant theory.
     
  11. Bad Superman

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    A fluke? Well. . . let's see:

    Domestic: $370,782,930 60.6%
    + Foreign: $241,116,490 39.4%

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    = Worldwide: $611,899,420

    Oh. . . and it's ranked 10 in the All Time Domestic Box Office

    Yeah. . . I guess that was a really big fluke :rolleyes:
     
  12. Wilhelm-Scream

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    I can't wait for the awesome CGI Holy Spirit rape-scene! :up:
     
  13. The Guard

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    It's metaphorical rape, not literal, as I understand it. The idea is that Mary essentially has no choice in what she is asked to do. And the film supposedly deals with how it affects her.
     
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    No means NO, even for Mary. God didn't ask to impregnate her, he informed her.
     
  15. Darth Elektra

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    Yea,Christians will boycott this film.
     
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    I want to see this only so I can stand up after it's over and say as loud as I can "What great fiction!" :D :up:
     
  17. sithgoblin

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    don't you know? these films sell on SHOCK :eek: value. so god will rape mary, then joseph will slap her around a bit for being unfaithful. then they will walk 15000 milks to bethlahem, and the manger they're in will be worse than a sewer.

    seeing what a hard time she went through will guilt people into becoming better christians.
     
  18. BT18

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    will a different actress portray an older Mary or is the story primarily focused on those 2 years leading up to the birth?

    I'm really into following whatever this director, Catherine Hardwicke is doing. I've loved both her previous movies and I read the book about the subject of what was GOING TO BE her next movie, The Monkey Wrench Gang.

    I wonder whether she's a Christian herself. I did find one pic of her wearing a crucifix.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Addendum

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    And how does that equate to quality?
     
  20. Lt. Figgnuts

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    I think he meant "fluke" in the sense that it made an ass-load of money, and that isn't likely to happen again with a Christian film.

    Perhaps "freak of nature" or "anomoly" would be a more appropriate term.
     
  21. BT18

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    the same Jesus hustlers who made Passion as big a hit as it was did the same thing for 'Narnia.

    Hardwicke doesn't strike me as as much of a cash-grabbing panderer as the forces behind either of those 2 other movies.
     
  22. Spidey-Bat

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    I doubt it'll be the next Passion unless Mel directs. That's why the Passion did so well. It was more b/c of Mel Gibson than the story.
     
  23. The Dark Defender

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    He directed films prior that, and they didn't make nearly as much, Apocalypto probably won't either.
     
  24. The Dark Defender

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    And when did he say it did?
     
  25. Positor

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    Passion of the Christ- $600,000,000+

    Granted that the story leading up to it was hyped up. I felt it was worth the hype.:)

    Narnia. - $300,000,000+

    It goes to show that playing to the Christian base is a smart idea.

    Though you do need to be a quality film maker like Mel Gibson or Andrew Adamsen to make a good movie, when you combine that with strong Christian overtones, then you get yourself a good film.

    As for Nativity, when does it come out?:confused:
     

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