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Picture - Roma Downey and Mark Burnett... Los Angeles California United States, Thursday 30th October 2014

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett - 2014 UCLA Neurosurgery Visionary Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 30th October 2014

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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey - 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th June 2014

Could Bible-Inspired 'Son of God' Be Surprise Contender For Weekend Box Office?

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'Son of God' sets itself a near-impossible task – making the story of the New Testament appealing to a new generation. A generation of people, who have smartphones, Google and gingerbread lattes – therein lies the issue. Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (behind History Channel's hit miniseries The Bible, which achieved record ratings last year) told USA Today that the challenge was in creating a gritty and realistic version of the story that would appeal to an over-stimulated audience.

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Another movie attempting to make the Bible story more accessible?

"We've seen enough of those movies as kids — the 'donkeys and sandals' movies — that we wanted to create a cast of characters that felt gritty, realistic and authentic, and didn't look like they'd just stepped out of the dry cleaners," Downey says of the film, which features a mix of footage from The Bible and new material.

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Picture - Roma Downey - 22nd Annual... Los Angeles California United States, Saturday 8th February 2014

Roma Downey - 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards Gala_Press Room At Universal Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 8th February 2014

'Son Of God' - 'The Bible' Series Transformed Into Feature-Length Epic [Trailer + Pictures]

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After the rather surprising success of NBC's miniseries The Bible this year, the television adaptation of the story of Jesus Christ will be turned into a feature-length movie, rendering Christopher Spencer's biblical movie more accessible to viewers around the world.

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Diogo Morgado Is The Son Of God In 'Son Of God.'

Son of God will feature the original scenes shown in The Bible miniseries, with some deleted scenes that were not originally featured in the telecast, reports Variety. Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey reportedly struck a deal with 20th Century Fox to distribute their feature film which will be edited down from the original 10 hour series to 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Continue reading: 'Son Of God' - 'The Bible' Series Transformed Into Feature-Length Epic [Trailer + Pictures]

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