The film would be narrated through the eyes of the fictional Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a high-ranking officer in the Roman Army, who was entrusted with the task of recovering the body of Jesus. The task was entrusted to the officer by the Prefect of Judaea, Pontius Pilate. The film moved around Clavius and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton) and their attempt to locate the missing body of the man executed as the King of the Jews. They believed that Jesus’ remains were stolen.
The film with a tint of politics and detective elements would explore the topics from faith to the possibilities and limits of politics to satisfy basic human desires.