Judas blends the gospels and adds ingredients not found in scripture, the made-for-television film may be distinctive as the only U.S. production to focus centrally on the difficult New Testament character of the betrayer of Jesus. Judas does not break particularly new ground for Jesus movies. Judas, played by Johnathon Schaech, hopes Jesus will lead a revolt, a warmed-over motive for betrayal explored before in movies and novels.
"Judas the Film: Storytellers Then and Now,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 8
, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol8/iss1/13