If you have been offended by some of the anti-Christian films, television shows, music, etc. that Hollywood has been spewing out over the last couple of decades, brace yourself for a new movie that a prominent director plans to release.
Paul Verhoeven, who directed Sharon Stone in “Basic Instinct,” is in the process of putting together a film on the life of Jesus Christ.
|Director Paul Verhoeven is likely to offend moviegoers with his latest project about the life of Jesus.
The plot of the film is so completely repulsive that providing even a mere description of the proposed project proves to be a painful task. However, it is necessary for the public, and particularly the Christian community, to be aware of the rise of faith-based "hate crimes" that are being committed via our pop culture.
Pushing the limits of the existing Christian-bashing body of Hollywood work further than ever before, the movie will purportedly depict Jesus — the figure on whom the Christian faith is centered, about whom Christians believe to be the Son of God, and to whom Christians direct their undying devotion — as someone who is not divine at all. Rather, The Christ child is portrayed as having been conceived after his mother, the Virgin Mary, is raped by a Roman soldier.
To consider such vile material to be movie worthy reveals a deep disregard and staggering disrespect for faith axioms that a vast majority of Americans not only consider true, but hold as sacred.
Reportedly, Verhoeven for decades has had a desire to bring this project to fruition and made known his ideas in a 2010 book titled “Jesus of Nazareth.” The book fits the postmodern revisionism, which is embraced by the majority in academia and Hollywood and casts Christ as a mere mortal with some fairly good moral ideas.
Verhoeven shared some of his thoughts on Jesus with Deadline back in 2011.
“If you look at the man, it’s clear you have a person who was completely innovative in the field of ethics,” Verhoeven said. “My own passion for Jesus came when I started to realize that. It’s not about miracles, it’s about a new set of ethics, an openness towards the world, which was anathema in a Roman-dominated world.”
“Jesus’ ideals are about the utopia of human behavior, about how we should treat each other, how we should step into the shoes of our enemy,” the director told the website.
Verhoeven has numerous connections in the entertainment industry, having been attached to a string of successful movies that include “RoboCop,” “Total Recall,” “Starship Troopers,” and “Basic Instinct.”
Chris Hanley, best known for producing “American Psycho,” is reportedly financing the project with his company, Muse Productions. Writer and Academy Award winner Roger Avary, who penned the script for “Pulp Fiction” and “The Rules of Attraction,” has been hired to adapt Verhoeven’s book.
Sources indicate that the script will be completed in six months.
Hollywood has a penchant for politically correct, anti-Christian propaganda, with secularized versions of the life of Christ being part of an established pattern.
Christian director Scott Derrickson, who helmed “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” told Christianity Today that the entertainment industry prefers “unqualified portrayals of Catholics as sexually repressed killjoys, corrupt moneygrubbers, maddening hypocrites, fanatical criminals, medieval moralists and predatory child rapists.”
Derrickson specifically cited the late George Carlin's portrayal of a cardinal in “Dogma,” Nicole Kidman playing a disturbed Catholic mother in “The Others,” and John Standing's portrayal of a bishop in “V for Vendetta.”
Martin Scorsese's “The Last Temptation of Christ” in 1988 was the prototype attack on the traditional story of Jesus. The film depicted Jesus being tempted by imagining himself engaged in unholy activities. The movie fittingly ended up losing a reported $13 million.
James Hirsen, J.D., M.A., in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, media analyst, and law professor. Visit Newsmax.TV Hollywood. Read more reports from James Hirsen — Click Here Now.
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