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Mel Gibson is making a ‘Ardour of the Christ’ sequel

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Jesus is about to rise once more — greater than 16 years later.

Actor Jim Caviezel, who performed Jesus in 2004’s “The Ardour of the Christ,” mentioned author/director Mel Gibson has written a forthcoming sequel.

“Mel Gibson simply despatched me the third image, the third draft. It’s coming,” he informed Breitbart. “It’s referred to as ‘The Ardour of the Christ: Resurrection.’ It’s going to be the largest movie in world historical past.”

Whereas Caviezel, 51, might speak a giant recreation, the primary movie was no slouch. Made on the comparatively modest price range of $30 million, it took in $622 million worldwide. It was additionally controversial, being accused of antisemitism, and was parodied on an episode of “South Park.”

“Ardour” adopted Jesus’ life by way of to his crucifixion. The brand new movie, the actor mentioned, would depict his biblical resurrection and the occasions that adopted.

Jim Caviezel as Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ."
Jim Caviezel as Jesus in “The Ardour of the Christ.”Newmarket/Everett Assortment

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How ‘The Masked Singer’ designer creates these wacky costumes

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The calling card of “The Masked Singer” has all the time been its eye-catching costumes, which take middle stage on every episode of the top-rated sequence, now its fourth season on Fox.

However this season’s over-the-top creations — Giraffe, Snow Owl, Child Alien, Mushroom et al. — have been designed with TV’s present local weather in thoughts, says Marina Toybina, the present’s award-winning costume designer who’s been with “The Masked Singer” since its January 2019 premiere.

“Each season we attempt to do one thing totally different, however this season was particular due to so many alternative variables and obstacles with each present in manufacturing,” says Toybina, alluding to the pandemic. “We actually needed this season to be colourful and enjoyable and large and completely happy, to place smiles on the viewers’ faces.”

Mission completed. “The Masked Singer” stays one among TV’s high attracts; its Oct. 14 episode averaged practically 11 million viewers, who watched Mark Sanchez revealed because the singer beneath Child Alien.

(Wednesday night time’s episode, airing at eight p.m., shall be pushed to subsequent week if there’s a Sport 7 of the World Sequence.)

“We’re making an attempt to step out of the field this season within the methods we’re constructing our masks and costumes,” says Toybina. “Child Alien was the primary time we ever did a puppet. We thought, ‘What can we try this’s so extravagant and fascinating to observe?’

“The Snow Owl was our first twin costume,” she says. “We didn’t need it to be conventional — we needed to reveal two characters in there — and the 2 owls got here into play, and from there it was incorporating extra ornate particulars into the visuals. So we determined to place them in a Faberge egg, and from there the costume grew.”

Toybina says that she’s influenced by totally different components in developing with every season’s costumes.

“I attempt to push my very own artistic envelope in utilizing sources from movie, theater or the little issues I’m impressed by,” she says. “Each time I consider a brand new character it’s essential to give you a narrative for that character. For the Giraffe [this season], I didn’t need it to be the standard giraffe. I needed it to be comfortable and pastel and pleasant; I’m extremely interested by interval costumes, so it has that concept of royal richness.

“It’s nearly like my Marie Antoinette inspiration.”

Marina Toybina
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Toybina says she’s conscious of the costumes being created for the worldwide variations of “The Masked Singer” (which originated in South Korea): “We all the time attempt to hold our designs distinctive … probably the most random ideas generally come into my head. Generally we get to see who’s a season forward of us and what they’re experimenting with — however I attempt to keep minimal so far as resourcing different concepts.”

“Each single costume has by no means been a repeat from the way in which it’s been sewn and constructed and we’ve used so many stunning methods,” she says. “I’d say, on the technical aspect, Girl Bug [from Season 2] was one among my favorites. I used to be actually into the couture vibe in its development. And the Swan [Season 3], which was extra of a trend strategy from the costuming aspect — and White Tiger [Season 3] and Child Alien.”

Every costume wants weekly upkeep, relying on what celeb is beneath, she says.

“It varies. There’s a number of labor from the preliminary becoming to the main points and tailoring and through that course of we be sure that every costume is sturdy. There are some performances which can be heavy, the place upkeep is available in — we be sure that the beading stays on or the masks are intact. If we all know it’s a [more intense] performer we select a material and particulars to keep away from loopy put on and tear or a malfunction — and we’ve had neither, knock on wooden.”

And, Toybina says, work on the following season’s costumes begins instantly after the present season ends.

“As soon as we wrap the season we go proper into the paintings for the following season,” she says. “Every construct takes from two to 6 weeks. Most individuals suppose it takes us six months to construct every costume — I’d be fortunate if we had two-and-a-half months!”

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Celine Dion to star in a brand new romance movie that includes her music

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Celine Dion is about to star in a brand new film concerning the energy of affection.

The music famous person will seem alongside Sam Heughan (“Outlander”) and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas (“Quantico”) in a romance movie referred to as “Textual content For You,” directed and co-written by Jim Strouse, Deadline experiences.

“Textual content For You,” which is predicated on the 2016 German movie “SMS Fur Dich,” is a couple of girl (Chopra-Jonas) who sends texts to the cellphone of her just lately deceased fiancé. These messages end up to not be one-way, nonetheless, and she or he meets the person (Heughan) who was given the previous quantity. The misplaced souls bond, in a roundabout way, over Dion’s tunes corresponding to “My Coronary heart Will Go On” and “It’s All Coming Again To Me Now.”

It’s not but recognized what half Dion, 52, will play, however because the movie will characteristic her music, she may very properly tackle the position of an internationally beloved Canadian chanteuse.

“Textual content For You” doesn’t but have a launch date.

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Jon Stewart is returning to TV information with an Apple present

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Jon Stewart is coming again to the world of TV information.

The previous “Every day Present” host, 57, has landed a take care of Apple+ and has already signed on to make a number of seasons, in accordance with Selection. Every one-hour episode will discover a single subject referring to present occasions and an accompanying podcast.

If that sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of it’s the identical format that Stewart protegee John Oliver makes use of on his Emmy profitable HBO present “Final Week Tonight.” It was additionally the identical format one other former Stewart protegee Hasan Minhaj utilized in his just lately axed Netflix present “Patriot Act.”

Throughout his 16 12 months tenure on Comedy Central’s “The Every day Present” from 1999-2015, Stewart received a whopping 22 Emmys and established a brand new manner that People engaged with information in the course of the Bush and Obama years. The satirical information present proved to be a star-maker, launching the likes of Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Steve Carell, Samantha Bee, Ed Helms, Larry Wilmore and Rob Riggle, amongst others.

Since leaving in 2015 and handing “The Every day Present” reins to Trevor Noah, Stewart has stored a low profile, rising for the occasional look on “The Late Present With Stephen Colbert” and making the occasional movie (equivalent to this 12 months’s “Irresistible,” which noticed a tepid reception).

His Apple+ sequence doesn’t but have an introduced title or premiere date.

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