As you may recall, last week I mentioned both the upcoming return on of The X-Files and how I had called for such a development last year. Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I was feeling quite the prophet.
But now? Well, now I’m wondering if the powers that be have been reading my work. Take a look at this promo for an upcoming movie:
What does this have to do with what I’ve written on this blog? Nothing, apparently. I thought I had posted on here about a “Young Jesus” television series that I wanted to see. After a little searching, however, nothing came up. And then I thought: “I know where it is!” And there, of course, it was: in my first blogging effort. The entry is now over nine years old, but it is still there. As discussed, the series
first focuses on Jesus, but neither the Christmas “baby version” nor the fully grown prophetic model of the gospels. Rather, it seeks to fill in the “in-between” time…you guessed it—Jesus’ teenage years. The way I see things, it would be a great option for the WB Network to pick up. It could be called “Nazareth” and follow the same model as so many other coming-of-age teen dramas.
Granted, what I proposed there is somewhat different from what we’ll be seeing in the film, both in Jesus’ age and media delivery model. Nevertheless, I’m interested in the thought-filled possibilities this portrayal may provide. Perhaps, in the strange interpretational territory that Jesus’ youth provides, there exists an opportunity to reflect upon Him in a new way. We will see.
As for me, I should clearly start selling my ideas to Hollywood. That is, unless I’ve been taking them from someone else. A little digging reveals that this film is based on Anne Rice’s novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. The book was published in 2005–the year before my initial blog post. Though the trail of connections may be somewhat cold, her project probably influenced my musings. But…since we don’t know completely, perhaps I could just take credit for it anyway? I’ll let you decide that one.
That’s now two down, friends. Let’s see what other things we’re going to see!