Roma and Mark brought the epic miniseries The Bible to television audiences around the world with their LightWorkers Media. The series became the number one cable entertainment telecast of the year and went on to garner 3 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.
Now, the larger-than-life story of Jesus gets a larger-than-life treatment in the stand-alone feature Son of God. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado beautifully portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. This movie has been able to bring leaders together with support from across all denominations. The producers focused from the very beginning on creating an experience that would be shared by all.
Pastor Rick Warren says, “I’ve seen most of the films about Jesus produced in the past 50 years. Son of God stands alone, in a class by itself. It is a powerful and poignant movie, the best Jesus movie I have ever seen. I am thrilled that Twentieth Century Fox is distributing this film and I know it will be a blessing to millions when it opens all across America on February 28, 2014."
Rev. Sam Rodriguez, President of the Hispanics Evangelical Alliance says, "Son of God fills the big screen with two catalytic elements: the passion of the cross and the purpose of the empty tomb, forgiveness and eternal life. It is not just a production worth watching; it is a gift worth experiencing."
Bishop T.D. Jakes says, "I believe the audience will be enthralled, encouraged and inspired by the movie Son of God.”
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have succeeded in doing what few before them have done; they have produced in Son of God a film that tells the story of Jesus and touches the heart. "Son of God proves that when talent and passion collide, the outcome is spectacular," said Joel Osteen, Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church and #1 bestselling author. "Having spent time with them on the set, Victoria and I witnessed firsthand the deep and abiding passion they both possess for God¹s Word."