Helmer developing a Biblical mystery movie…

Kevin Reynolds (‘Hatfields & McCoys,’ ‘Waterworld,’ ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’) has closed a deal to step behind the camera to direct the Biblical epic ‘Resurrection,’ says Deadline.

The film, styled as a mystery in the tone of ‘Gladiator,’ centres on “an agnostic Roman Centurion charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate rumours of a risen Jewish Messiah and to locate Christ’s missing body in order to subdue an imminent uprising in Jerusalem. Along Centurion’s mission, his doubts of such a supernatural occurrence peel away as he encounters the Apostles and other historic Biblical characters and reviews the events following the Resurrection.”

Mickey Liddell of LD Entertainment will produce with Patrick Aiello and Patrick Raymond. The screenplay comes from Paul Aiello.

“As ‘Resurrection’ is a high priority for us, we are very excited to be working with such a bold and talented director as Kevin,” said Liddell. “His passion for the project and pedigree of beautifully directed films is ideal.”