while there are no news on the new La Passione, I found by accident an Ebay lot with original 1997 press kit for the old La Passione film.
The text in the photo is readable, and there are some amazing notes about Chris's presence at hospital in France in 1994 where he got through 6(!) operations but continued working on this film project he had started back in 1993 (not in 1994 as this paper suggests; there is another decaption - Chris was taken to hospital while being on holiday, not on tour, which ended on July, 7 in Milan on Sonoria Festival)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHRIS-REA-La-Pa ... 5665eee671
Looking forward to the news on the remake...