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Martin Scorsese Says His New ‘Film About Jesus’ Will Remove ‘Negative Onus’ From Organized Religion

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Martin Scorsese is set to make a new film about Jesus, aiming to change public perceptions of organized religion.

Based on Shūsaku Endō’s book, the movie intends to offer a fresh perspective, making religion more accessible and removing negative associations.

Scorsese’s decision to create the film was influenced by a meeting with Pope Francis. (Trending: Trump Defies Court And Delivers Closing Argument At Civil Fraud Trial)

Scorsese said, “I’m trying to find a new way to make it more accessible and take away the negative onus of what has been associated with organized religion.”

“Right now, ‘religion,’ you say that word and everyone is up in arms because it’s failed in so many ways,” he continued.

“You may reject it. But it might make a difference in how you live your life — even in rejecting it. Don’t dismiss it offhand,” advised the filmmaker.

“I have responded to the Pope’s appeal to artists in the only way I know how: by imagining and writing a screenplay for a film about Jesus,” said Scorsese after their meeting.

The director’s previous film about Jesus, “The Last Temptation of Christ,” was controversial, but he aims to approach the topic in a new and unconventional way with this upcoming project.

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