Transcript for Hollywood Finds Religion
We think of hollywood is on the hunt for a new computer monster or a car chase. So, how is it there are now seven new movies about to star noah or moses or pontius pilate? Well, first take a look at the giant success of the tv mini series on the bible. And here's abc's nick watt. I believe your son is the promised king of his people. What is his name? Jesus. Reporter: The bible, the tv show, not the book, is today's hot topic around the water coolers here at the calvary community church. We do watch it with the actual bible and follow along with the story. He'll say to me, did that really happen? I said, well, check it in the bible. Reporter: This mini series is a dramaization of the bible's stories, produced by mark burne burnett. Its success with the 26% of americans who identify themselves as christians. To get people to actually want to open god's word, the bible, and begin to understand it. Reporter: At least seven other biblical movies are in the works right now. Russell crowe is playing noah. He was laughing. Our arc is bigger than your arc. Reporter: Christian bale apparently set to play moses. And there's talk brad pitt might take on the role of pontius pilot. I will crush any rebellion. Reporter: With the bible and everything else to come, hollywood is now chasing the christian dollar. But as one believer just told me, the word of god is written. He didn't believe us a youtube clip. The book, they say, will always be better than the movie. Nick watt, abc news, los
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