“We’re cutting a movie version right now, a three hour version of Jesus” said Mark Burnett last year of his ‘Bible’ TV series. It turns out the movie adaption includes Jesus’ nemesis Satan. Or did. The scenes with Satan have now been removed from the movie.
Burnett’s wife went on record to confirm the removal: “It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting-room floor. This is now a movie about Jesus, the son of God, and the devil gets no more screen time.”
Doesn’t sound too good to me, we need these kinds of things to be factual, right? You can’t have a Bible movie adaption without Satan. Evidently, there’s a bit of political subtext going on here so I think this is a good place to just somewhat randomly drop this piece of surgical political insight;