"Christ the Lord" to Join Hollywood's 'Year of the Bible'
Ocean Blue Entertainment will begin production of another Christian movie this September. Christ the Lord is based off of a novel by Anne Rice, the author who is most commonly known for her monster series, The Vampire Chronicles.
Rice penned Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt during a time when she embraced the Catholic Church. The story follows the journey of Jesus and his family travelling from Egypt to Nazareth.
Cyrus Nowrasteh will direct the film adaption. Enzo Sisti, who produced The Passion of the Christ will serve as executive producer.
Hollywood’s so-called “Year of the Bible” has already seen the films Son of God, God’s Not Dead, Heaven Is for Real, Noah and the forthcoming Ben Hur remake.
[TBC: Anne Rice is a “cradle Catholic” well known for her series of bestselling novels about vampires. She received much press for her supposed conversion to Christianity in 1998. She subsequently wrote two books about “Jesus,” in which she inserted her own unbiblical ideas. She officially left “organized religions in 2010 and now states, “"I believe that there is a Higher Power, but what that Higher Power is, I do not know," Rice says in her Sept. 18 video. "Is it a personal higher power with emotions that cares about us personally? I hope so. But do I know that that's what's out there? No I don't. Do I pray to this Higher Power? Yes, I pray every day. I pray at morning, I pray at night, I pray all during the day" (http://www.christianpost.com/news/anne-rice-explains-leaving-christianity-says-belief-is-not-a-choice-82011/). The film will no doubt present another Jesus.]