Screen Junkies » basic instinct http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:27:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Guy That Made ‘Showgirls’ Is Making A Movie About Jesus http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-guy-that-made-showgirls-is-making-a-movie-about-jesus/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-guy-that-made-showgirls-is-making-a-movie-about-jesus/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:15:16 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249311 His name is Paul Verhoeven, and no one thing defines him.

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Let’s start off with a quote about how Paul Verhoeven, the director of such decidedly secular fare as Showgirls, Robocop, and Basic Instinct, views Jesus, shall we?

“I picture [Jesus’] travels more like the camping trips my friends and I used to go on when we were teenagers. Being crammed into a tent with your buddies has its drawbacks…Jesus’ companions must have heard him snore, snuffle, and fart.”

It would appear that he’s staying with the secular theme for his Jesus movie as well.

Financing is coming together for Verhoeven’s unnamed film, and the project has found a screenwriter in Rules of Attraction scribe Roger Avery.

The Dutch director has always had a penchant for the Christian faith, having been a member of the Jesus Seminar, a group of academics and enthusiasts who used beads to vote on the factuality of Christian lore. Also, the director claimed that Robocop was through-and-through a “Christ story.”

Which I guess would make Clarence Boddicker Pontius Pilate.

Huh.

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