Caviezel, 49, confirmed his involvement in an interview with USA Today.
“There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience,” he said. “I won’t tell you how he’s going to go about it, but I’ll tell you this much: The film he’s going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good.”
The original 2004 film, directed, co-written and produced by Gibson, grossed $612 million worldwide and had a $30 million budget. USA Today reported that it remains the highest-grossing R-rated film in North America with $370.8 million.