Los Angeles – Twentieth Century Fox has announced that it will release SON OF GOD in theatres across the U.S. on February 28, 2014. This major motion picture event – an experience created to be shared among families and communities across the U.S. – brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling.
Inspired by the success of The Bible series, SON OF GOD features never-before-seen footage, a theatrical edit and a 5.1 surround sound mix that adds to the immediacy of the experience.
The stand-alone feature SON OF GOD features a rich orchestral score from Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays the role of Jesus.
Producer and Actress Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel, The Bible) and Producer Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank, The Bible) brought the epic miniseries The Bible to television audiences around the world with their company LightWorkers Media.
The series became the number one cable entertainment telecast of the year, one of the fastest-selling TV-to-disc titles ever and went on to garner three Emmy Award nominations. Mixing adventure, action and drama from The Bible, the series drew acclaim for retelling the sacred text in a way that was relevant to today’s audiences.
The producers are thrilled that their Jesus narrative will finally be seen on the big screen. “We are very excited to be working with Twentieth Century Fox to release SON OF GOD as a major motion picture,” said Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. “We responded to an overwhelming demand for the greatest story ever told to be seen as a shared experience on the big screen. The result is a beautiful stand-alone movie. It’s the story of Jesus for a whole new generation.”