Producers of the $180 million Kingdom Come film are still trying to get the project revived.
The production company has applications before the Waitaki District Council, among many boards, for an extension on its consent.
Wellington-based lawyer Stephen Brown, representing the company, said it wanted to get the project off the ground again.
The film about the life of Jesus Christ was due to be shot in early 2009 before financial problems put an end to it.
Part of the film was to have been shot on the shores of Lake Benmore at Falstone and at Elephant Rocks, providing exposure of the Waitaki district to potential tourists and work for local tradespeople and movie extras.
A representative from the Los Angeles-based production company visited the set recently to check the site's structural integrity.