RC over at Catholic Light posts:
Fox starts division to boost religious movies. They’re starting with Esther, but I’m really looking forward to a cinematic treatment of the book of Judith.
Judith would be pretty cool. Judith really had Holofernes pegged, or should I say tent pegged. There are a lot of Old Testament books that have received little or no cinematic treatment. I would love to see Tobit done. It has a lot of real cool events that would work well visually. Husband killing Demons, Angels disguised as humans, romantic elements, and blindness curing ointments made out of fish livers. Tobit would be great as long as it wasn’t a two-bit production.
I would also love to see a good treatment of Elijah. Elijah just plain rocks, though he wasn’t exactly very ecumenical. There were no working groups for "Jewish and Baal Together." There are really a lot of great scenes from 1st Kings that could be done and the movie would end on a high note with the flaming chariot exit.
Of course with Fox doing these movies I hope they are not too cheesy. A lot of writers could easily mess things up by trying to project modern attitudes onto Biblical figures. That Moses mini-series last year was a perfect example of how badly this can be done.
What Biblical books would you like to see done?