From the award-winning producers of the record-breaking miniseries The Bible, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, comes Son of God, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament, to be released by 20th Century Fox on February 28, 2014. Son of God is a major motion picture that brings the life of Jesus Christ to the big screen like never before.
Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar®- winner Hans Zimmer. Award-winning actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
The movie is action-packed with special effects, powerful acting, and beautiful cinematography. It marks the first major motion picture about Jesus' life since Passion of the Christ, released ten years ago.
About MARK BURNETT
Five time Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett has produced more than 2,400 hours of television programming, which regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide. Currently, Burnett’s network series include "Survivor" (CBS), "The Voice" (NBC), "The Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC) and “Shark Tank” (ABC). Burnett is one of very few producers to have had a renewed series on each of the four major networks and to have multiple series win their time slot on five nights of television in the same week. Additionally, Burnett, alongside his wife Roma Downey, executive produced the right rated 10-hour miniseries “The Bible” (History) that premiered on History Channel in March 2013, which is currently airing internationally. Mark’s television profile includes a strong presence in award show franchises, having produced the "MTV Movie Awards" from 2007 to 2011, the annual “People’s Choice Awards” since 2010, the "Video Game Awards" (Spike) and the 2011"Primetime Emmy Awards." In addition to television, Burnett is working on the feature film “Son of God” with 20thCentury Fox, to be released in February 2014. TIME Magazine named Mr. Burnett one of the world's most influential people and he is also listed as TV Guide’s most valuable player. He has won BRANDWEEK’S Marketer of the Year Award, The Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, the PGA Norman Lear Award and the prestigious ROSE D’OR FRAPA Format Award. Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2010 and was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. He served two elected terms on the Board of Directors for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Los Angeles.
About ROMA DOWNEY
A celebrated, Emmy® nominated actress and producer Roma Downey is best known for her nine seasons as the tender-hearted angel on the hit CBS show Touched by an Angel. Ms. Downey starred in over 200 episodes and her work as the compassionate angel inspired millions of people around the world and earned Ms. Downey multiple best actress nominations for Emmy® and Golden Globe® awards. Born in Ireland and classically trained in London, Ms. Downey has performed on stage with the famed Abbey Theatre Company and has appeared both on and off Broadway. She played the leading role of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the Emmy® award winning six hour miniseries for NBC called “A Woman Named Jackie." Ms. Downey not only starred in, but executive produced seven television movies for The CBS network, among them "Borrowed Hearts" with Eric McCormack and "Second Honeymoon" with Tim Matheson. With her company, LightWorkers Media, Ms. Downey is the executive producer of the children's DVD and book series "Little Angels" and its companion "Little Angels Storybook Bible". Ms. Downey along with her husband Mr. Burnett produced 'The Bible' a ten episode mini series for History Channel. Ms. Downey and Mr. Burnett have co-authored a companion book to the Bible series ‘A Story of God and all of Us.’ The book is available now from Faith Words. For many years Ms. Downey has been a spokesperson for "Operation Smile" a volunteer organization that brings free surgeries to children around the globe with facial deformities. She has travelled to third world and developing countries making fund raising films on their behalf.
"AN EPIC WORK."
"Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's feature film Son of God proves that when talent and passion collide, the outcome is spectacular. Having spent time with them on the set, Victoria and I witnessed firsthand the deep and abiding passion they possess for God's Word. Every aspect of this production from the acting to the poignant storytelling is accomplished with excellence. Mark and Roma have succeeded in doing what few before them have done; they have produced an epic work that tells the Story of Jesus and touches the heart".
“THE BEST I"VE EVER SEEN.”
"I've probably seen most, if not all, of the films about Jesus produced in the past 50 years. This one stands alone, in a class by itself, as the best I've ever seen. Brilliantly produced with stunning cinematography, a Hans Zimmer score and academy-worthy acting, it stands head-and-shoulder above the rest.
Son of God draws you into the story from the start. Not since the release of "The Passion of The Christ" ten years ago have I been this excited about a movie…Son of God brings to the Big screen the Story of Jesus. Here we see the wonder of His birth, The power of His mission, The loving sacrifice of His death but most importantly, we see The Eternal Hope of His resurrection. I am thrilled that 20th century Fox are distributing this film and know it will be a blessing to millions when it opens in theaters all across America this Spring."
“ENGAGING AND COMPELLING.”
"The movie, Son of God, based on The Bible, the made-for-TV series, is an engaging and compelling presentation of the story of Jesus, the Son of God among us. It is a joy to watch this film bring alive the pages of the Gospel and help us see what those who lived at the time of Jesus experienced. Personally, I would recommend to individuals, but particularly to families this wonderful story of the Son of God in order to be inspired all over again with the story of God's love for us."
"This epic masterpiece tells the world changing story of Jesus and inspires us to love and live for others just as He did.”
“YOU WILL BE ENTHRALLED, ENCOURAGED AND INSPIRED.”
"I believe the audience will be enthralled, encouraged and inspired by the movie Son of God."
“IT'S A GIFT!”
"Son of God fills the big screen with two catalytic elements; the passion of the cross and the purpose of the empty tomb, forgiveness and eternal life. This film informs, inspires and imparts not just a message but more importantly it contextualizes the quintessential "hope" narrative; Christ, the hope of glory. Accordingly, it is not just a production worth watching but even more, it's a gift worth experiencing!"
“ES UN REGALO PARA EL ALMA!”
"El Hijo de Dios llena la pantalla grande con dos elementos catalíticos, la pasión de la cruz y la promesa de la tumba vacía: el perdón y vida eterna. Esta película no solamente informa, inspira y imparte pero aún más sirve para firmar la narrativa más importante, Cristo la esperanza de gloria. De acuerdo, esta obra no es sencillamente una producción. Este regalo para el alma y el corazón es nada menos que una experiencia."
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