Renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese has announced that he will make a film on Jesus Christ following his meeting over the weekend with Pope Francis in the Vatican City. The film’s announcement has been in response to Pope’s “appeal to artists” to make a film about Jesus. Scorsese made the announcement after the world premiere of his film Killers of the Flower Moon at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival.
Scorsese, during a conference at the Vatican said, “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. And I’m about to start making it.”
Thank you to Martin #Scorsese for accepting the invitation to join us of La Civiltà Cattolica and Georgetown University - along with his wife and daughter - in the meeting of 40 poets and writers from different Countries with #PopeFrancesco, who said among other things, "This is… pic.twitter.com/yG6bEyo2Wq
— Antonio Spadaro (@antoniospadaro) May 27, 2023
Scorsese along with his wife Helen Morris met Pope Francis during a brief private audience at the Vatican before attending the conference titled The Global Aesthetics of the Catholic Imagination.
The conference was organized by Jesuit publication La Civiltà Cattolica and Georgetown University. Antonio Spadaro, editor of the religious periodical, thanked Scorsese for attending the conference.