Risen the movie is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
Modern-day faith stories are Affirm Films’ bread and butter. The Sony Pictures-backed production house pleased movie-watching churchgoers with Soul Surfer and Courageousand hope to again with Sherwood Pictures’ upcoming release, War Room. Come January 2016, they’re going back in time to tell a post-crucifixion story like it’s never been seen before.
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