Just before Christmas, I mentioned that Hristo Shopov who played Pontius Pilate in The Passion of the Christ had reprised the role for The Inquiry (L'Inchiesta) which played at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival.
There's no news of a general release for the film yet, but according to the IMDb it will be playing at the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival on the 20 February 2007. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with actors Dolph Lundgren and Daniele Liotti and director Giulio Base. You can make reservations here.
There are also a number of pictures from the film at the Rai Fiction site as well as this plot synopsis
A beautiful, young Israeli woman, Tabitha, awakens to find her mother being stoned by a group of people for cheating on her father with a Roman soldier. In lower Germany, the great Roman warrior Tauro is charged by the Emperor Tiberius to travel to Jerusalem and find the truth behind the legend of a man, Jesus of Nazareth, who supposedly arose from the dead. When Tauro comes to Jerusalem, he encounters Tabitha and her grandmother, saving her from a petty mugger. Love sparks between the two, but she is forbidden to touch, much less speak to a Roman...I imagine that it is the part of Tauro that the film's main star Dolph Lundgren will be playing. For some reason the combination of Dolph and a great Roman warrior called Tauro makes my expectations for the film slide considerably.
FilmChat also notes how The Inquiry might be being released on DVD by Fox Faith, but under the title The Final Inquiry