If the set of Kingdom Come is found to be structurally sound, filming may be able to start soon.
The $180 million 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 not only exposure of the Waitaki District to potential tourists but also work for local tradespeople and movie extras.
Waitaki District Council property manager Dougall McIntyre said a representative from the Los Angeles-based production company would visit this month to check the site's structural integrity.
"If it's all found to be up to scratch, they will be continuing with the project," he said.
"It was looking good before the winter ... It will really depend on the soundness of the site now."
Mr McIntyre said he hoped to see the project go ahead.
"It'd be great for the district."
A security guard was still stationed at the site.
"He's done an excellent job of keeping it maintained," he said.
The production company had an application before the council, among many boards, for an extension on its consent.