Transcript for Film About Jesus Has Followers Renting Out Entire Movie Theaters and Hollywood Watching
Next here tonight, something happening this weekend, a test across the country about faith and movie fans. Will a brand-new movie about Jesus roar to the top of the box office and deliver a message to Hollywood here's Steve osunsami. What is his name? Jesus. Hollywood for the faithful. It's the film churches across the country are sending families to see this evening, renting out entire theaters, more than 500,000 tkets are already sold for "Son of god." This version of the greatest story ever told comes exactly ten years after the release of the much more graphic passion of the Christ. Both films embraced by Christians but side by side, this story centers more of the idea of god's love than Christ's suffering. When you start trying to portray that on film. I can't imagine how complex and complicated that is. Reporter: Produced by Roma Downey and her husband, it was shot in Morocco. The story never gets tired. From Jesus of nazareth. I'm the light of the world. To the recent hit miniseries the bible, son of god is actually edited from this footage. The producers say their message is love. Steve osunsami, ABC news, Atlanta.
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