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Eli Roth and Scott Kosar team for drama series The Lost Years

Dec. 3, 2013by: Ryan Miller

Jesus is about to exorcise some demons!

So apparently Eli Roth is developing a drama series with feature writer Scott Kosar and producer Eric Newman that will "explore Jesus' origins as an exorcist." And you now have our attention! Deadline reports, History scored big with its blockbuster "The Bible" miniseries. Now the cable network is exploring another project about Jesus that would portray him in a more controversial light. The network is finalizing deals for the project, from feature writer Scott Kosar and producers Eli Roth and Eric Newman.

The series will be titled "The Lost Years" and 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. And because this is all in its very early stages it is unclear as to whether or not this will be a regular series or a miniseries.

"The Lost Years" stemmed from an original idea by Kosar who is developing it with Roth and Newman. And the main reason this one has grabbed our attention is because all three of these guys know a thing or two about the horror genre as Kosar co-wrote THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and THE CRAZIES, and Roth and Newman jointly produced THE LAST EXORCISM (pictured below) franchise in addition to their other horror credits. We'll be keeping a close eye on this one because it sounds like it could be right up our alley!

Extra Tidbit: Tell us your thoughts on "The Lost years"!
Source: Deadline

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6:24AM on 12/04/2013
Controversy can bring in audiences. Perhaps, this series will be an example of that phenomena. However, controversy, by its nature, also repels some audience members. I shall be one of them not watching. Roth is unlikely to treat Christ's life with the proper reverence for a Christian (or perhaps even secular) audience. These three are probably not the best source for apocrypha. Keep in mind, some people are disgusted currently that Fox implicates Magneto in the Kennedy assassination and that
Controversy can bring in audiences. Perhaps, this series will be an example of that phenomena. However, controversy, by its nature, also repels some audience members. I shall be one of them not watching. Roth is unlikely to treat Christ's life with the proper reverence for a Christian (or perhaps even secular) audience. These three are probably not the best source for apocrypha. Keep in mind, some people are disgusted currently that Fox implicates Magneto in the Kennedy assassination and that Abe Lincoln is now a vampire hunter and that bin Laden lives on as a zombie. They hate seeing the history and story changed that way. We shall see how American audiences react to this speculative fiction about Christ's teenage years.

BTW, I recognize that Jesus does exorcise people throughout The Gospels. However, we shall see how well The Lost Years follows those sacred texts. We shall see how respectfully the show-creators treat the source material.
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