Continuing our series on screen portrayals of Pilate that I began in 2011 during Holy Week. The posts on portrayals of Pilate by Rod Steiger, Richard Boone, Barry Dennen, Hristov Shopov, Telly Savalas, Frank Thring and Stephen Russell may be viewed here, here, here, here here , here and here.
Greg Hicks portrays Pilate in the movie Son of God (2014) as concerned above all at protecting his position. If he does not execute Jesus Caiaphas can tell Tiberius through his agents that Pilate is coddling a rebel against Rome and that would lead to the ending of Pilate’s procuratorship and perhaps his life. That is more than enough reason for him to deny the request for mercy for Christ from his wife Procula, disturbed by her dream of Christ. Continue Reading