The Bible Heads to the Big Screen


The Bible, History Channel’s recent television miniseries, is headed to the big screen, Deadline reports. Although plans are still somewhat tentative, the seven-and-a-half hour narrative will be cut down to a three-hour epic.

From executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the 10-part series aired earlier this year and is officially described as follows:

[“The Bible” is] an epic 10-part miniseries retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation.

Plans for distribution have not been revealed, but Burnett says that several different options are being considered.