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'Son of God' A Love Story Beyond the Big Screen

Co-producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett take the life of Jesus to the big screen with their new film "Son of God." Read Transcript


AND HE SHALL RISE OUT OF

ISRAEL.

THE WORD BECAME FLESH.

Reporter: FROM HUMBLE

BIRTH TO MIRACULOUS

RESURRECTION, JESUS' STORY

BECOMES LARGER THAN LIFE IN

THE FILM "SON OF GOD."

WE JUST KNEW THAT THE

JESUS STORY NEEDED TO BE

PRESENTED IN A STAND-ALONE

EXPERIENCE.

Reporter: CO-PRODUCER,

ROMA DOWNEY, IS BEST KNOWN

FOR HER ROLE ON THE HIT

TELEVISION SERIES "TOUCHED

BY AN ANGEL."

HER HUSBAND AND PARTNER,

MARK BURNETT, IS THE

CREATIVE GENIUS BEHIND

"SURVIVOR," "THE VOICE," AND

"SHARK TANK."

THEY CAME UP WITH THIS FILM

WHILE PRODUCING THE WIDELY

SUCCESSFUL "THE BIBLE."

WHILE WE WERE MAKING THIS

SERIES, ROMA SAID THIS

SHOULD BE ON THE BIG MOVIE

SCREEN.

SO WE STARTED THIS TWO YEARS

AGO, WAY BEFORE THE SERIES

CAME OUT.

WHO DO YOU THINK I AM?

YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD.

YOU CAN'T HAVE KNOWN THIS

BY WHAT YOU KNOW OF ME,

PETER.

JESUS HASN'T BEEN ON THE

BIG SCREEN SINCE "PASSION OF

THE LIFE," AND SO WE JUST

THOUGHT THIS WAS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO BRING JESUS

TO THE BIG SCREEN FOR A

WHOLE NEW GENERATION.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

SHOT THIS FILM ON LOCATION

IN MOROCCO WITH AN

INTERNATIONAL CAST THAT

INCLUDES SOME FAMILIAR FACES

FROM THE MINI SERIES, LIKE

DEOGO FROM THE MINI SERIES,

AS JESUS.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH

GOD.

Reporter: ROMA, YOU

PLAY THE MOTHER OF JESUS, AS

YOU DID IN THE MONEY

SERIES.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE TO BE

MARY?

OH, IT WAS JUST SUCH A

PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO STEP

INTO THE ROLE.

I NEVER FULLY CONSIDERED

WHAT THE MOTHER OF JESUS HAD

BEEN THINKING, PARTICULARLY

AT THOSE SCENES AT THE FOOT

OF THE CROSS.

THERE WAS A LOT OF PRAYER.

I TRIED TO BRING MY HEART TO

THE ROLE OF WHAT A MOTHER

MIGHT FEEL.

IT WAS A PROFOUNDLY MOVING

EXPERIENCE.

Reporter: "SON OF GOD"

HITS THE BIG SCREEN AT A

TIME WHEN HOLLYWOOD IS

EXPERIENCING A FAITH

REVIVAL, SO TO SPEAK.

A NEW HOLLYWOOD FILM IS IN

PRODUCTION IN THE HOLLAND.

AN HOLY LAND.

AND THERE IS LOTS OF BUZZ

ABOUT "NOAH," SET TO RELEASE

IN A FEW WEEKS.

OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN,

SPEAK THE VOICE OF THE AIR.

HOW MUCH MORE WILL HE GIVE

TO YOU.

Reporter: THIS FILM IS

ALSO GETTING A BOX OFFICE

BOOST WITH MEGA CHURCH

PASTORS LIKE JOEL OSTEEN AND

RICK WARREN BUYING OUT

SCREENS IN MULTIPLE

THEATERS.

PUT GOD FIRST, AND

EVERYTHING ELSE WILL

FOLLOW.

WHAT MATTERS IS HOW GOOD

IS THE MOVIE.

AND WE'VE NOW BEEN TO 20

CITIES AND DONE PREVIEW

SCREENINGS, AND PEOPLE ARE

LOVING THE MOVIE

EXPERIENCE.

IT IS EPIC.

IT IS LOTS OF ACTION.

IT IS DRAMATIC.

BUT IT'S ALSO SO INTIMATE.

Reporter: HOW DID THIS

IMPACT YOUR PERSONAL LIFE?

HOW DID THIS AFFECT YOUR

WALK, AS YOU'RE MAKING THIS

AND TELLING THE STORY OF

JESUS?

I THINK BECAUSE WE

BELIEVE IN JESUS, AND YOU

WORK ON THIS, IT GETS DEEPER

AND DEEPER.

AND ALSO, WE'RE MARRIED.

IT HAS BEEN A GREAT, GREAT

JOURNEY FOR US.

AND WE'RE STILL MARRIED.

WE ALWAYS JOKE THAT A LOT OF

COUPLES CAN'T EVEN WORK IN

THE GARDEN TOGETHER, AND

WE'VE BEEN PROVING TOGETHER

FOR ALMOST FIVE YEARS WITH

"THE BIBLE" SERIES AND NOW

WITH "THE SON OF GOD."

AND IT HAS DEEPENED OUR

FAITH AND DEEPENED OUR

FAITH.

Reporter: AND A DEEPER

FAITH IS THEIR PRAYER FOR

ALL WHO SEE THE FILM.

AT LAST.

ARE YOU THE SON OF GOD?

I AM.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?

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