• Bible Films Blog

    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as preparation for a future work on Straub/Huillet's Moses und Aron and a few bits and pieces on biblical studies.

    Matt Page


    Wednesday, April 01, 2009

    Alien-Jesus Novel to be Adapted

    Photo by The Joy of the Mundane, used under a Creative Commons Licence

    Terry Strial's controversial Jesus novel is to be adapted into a film according to various sources. "Plan 1 from the Outer Empire" starts off like a conventional life of Christ, but deviates substantially after Jesus's supposed death. Following the burial scene it's cleverly revealed that Jesus was not in fact fully human and fully God, but simply an alien from another world seeking to solve the problems of the universe's most troubled planet. When even his resurrection fails to bring about the solution G-zu5 and his people were hoping for they decide it's time for him to come home.

    Anyway, the rights have been snapped up by Pathé although there's no word on who will direct. It's thought Strial will rework the novel into a screenplay, possibly under a subtler title. "The original title gave the game away somewhat" he said "I'm hoping we can sneak this in under the radar so that, for some people, it's only when they see the film they come across the alien thing".


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