Eli Roth’s “The Lost Years” Follows Jesus As An Exorcist

December 4, 2013

Deadline reports that the History Channel is finalizing a deal with screenwriter Scott Kosar (The Machinist) and producers Eli Roth (Hostel) and Eric Newman (The Thing).

The drama titled THE LOST YEARS explores the undocumented years of Jesus’ life as a young adult. There is very little information about Jesus’ life from about the age of 13, following a pilgrimage to Jerusalem he took with his parents, to age 30, when he began his ministry and was baptized by John the Baptist. Because the project is in very early stages, it is unclear whether it would be developed as a regular series or a miniseries.

“The Lost Years” is based on an original idea by Kosar who developed it with Roth and Newman. All three have strong horror backgrounds. Kosar’s credits include the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror and The Crazies. Roth is most known for Cabin Fever, Hostel as well as producing credits on The Last Exorcism, which he shares with Eric Newman.

The History Channel scored big with its blockbuster The Bible miniseries, but will another project about Jesus that portrays him in a more controversial light be as successful?

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