More than three years in the making, a new documentary that takes up where Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code left off has purportedly uncovered some remarkable evidence that may prove a Jesus Christ-Mary Magdalene bloodline did exist. The film, Bloodline, has been acquired by Cinema Libre Studio for worldwide distribution, and will premiere theatrically in the United States in May 2008.
The idea of this bloodline, first set out in the 1982 international bestseller Holy Blood, Holy Grail, has captivated the world. However, although many experts and amateurs alike have painstakingly explored the subject, none have produced new substantiation. Bloodline reignites the debate with what it claims is groundbreaking new archeological evidence. “Filmmakers Bruce Burgess and René Barnett have turned up some fascinating findings and connections that will cause even the strongest skeptic to take notice,” says Philippe Diaz, Chairman of Cinema Libre Studio.
Working together, a joint British and American team analyzed historical records, regional legends and clues culled from interviews with spokespeople from the controversial secret society The Priory of Sion. Their efforts led to the discovery of artifacts dating from first century Jerusalem and a tomb with very unusual features. Located in the Languedoc region of southern France, the site was triangulated by an amateur British archaeologist, allegedly based on clues he found embedded in and around the renowned Church of Mary Magdalene at Rennes-Le-Chateau. The area, which has yet to be officially excavated, contains parchments and texts, religious artifacts, a cache of coins and, most significantly, a mummified body draped with a white shroud emblazoned with a red cross, reminiscent of the Knights Templar. For further information on the film, and its teased secrets, visit the movie’s official web site by clicking here.