Jesus may soon be getting a makeover.
That’s the logical assumption that comes from the news first reported by Deadline that Jesus will be imagined (re-imagined?) in a potential forthcoming series helmed by horror mavens Eli Roth, Eric Newman, and Scott Kosar.
Titled ‘The Lost Years,’ the show explores the life and exploits of Jesus as a young adult, a period in his life of which there is very little known. Between the ages of 13-30 there isn’t much recorded history, and Roth and company look to create a dark, and likely controversial, set of stories.
The History Channel, which has delved into scripted series of late and found success with the miniseries ‘The Bible,’ is reported to be interested in the project. There isn’t too much known just yet either about the format of the show, whether it will be a miniseries or something more regular, and just exactly how much horror will be infused.
Roth (shown here working in his office) famously directed the bloody, torturous ‘Hostel’ franchise as well as ‘Cabin Fever,’ while Newman has worked as a producer on the remake of ‘The Thing’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead.’ Kosar meanwhile, penned the screenplay for ‘The Crazies,’ ‘The Amityville Horror,’ and ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’
Enter the story of Jesus into the hands of three men who have covered such topics including, but not limited to, paranormal activity, zombies, monsters, parasites, cults, cannibals, and torture.
‘The Lost Years’ was originally conceived by Kosar and is suggested to follow Jesus as he dabbles in another topic familiar to the three men: exorcism.
There may be those who will shy away or decry the representation, but for horror fans, there is a lot to get excited about with this new and unlikely partnership.