Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue ‘Left Behind’ reboot gets release date, DVD distributor
‘Left Behind’ reboot gets release date, DVD distributor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeremy Burns   
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 03:33 PM EDT

LeftBehind2014Poster-webStoney Lake Entertainment has announced that Left Behind, the star-studded reboot of the hit book and film franchise, is slated to release in theaters nationwide Oct. 3. The rapture-themed movie stars Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, City of Angels, The Croods) as Rayford Steele, as well as Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson and Jordin Sparks.

Slated for release on 1,800 screens, the movie is directed by veteran filmmaker, Vic Armstrong (Thor, Amazing Spider-Man, War of the Worlds), who is renowned for directing action sequences. Entertainment One has acquired the domestic home video rights.

“We’re seeing a number of big, biblical movies on the calendar this year, particularly Son of God, Noah and Exodus,” said Paul Lalonde, producer of Left Behind and CEO at Stoney Lake Entertainment. “What makes Left Behind different is that it is a contemporary story that could actually happen at any moment.

“It's also a historical account, in a sense, because it's based on a true story,” he added. “It just hasn't happened yet, so it's very important to us that the core story not be changed. We had offers from three of the major studios in Hollywood to distribute this movie, but none would allow final control of the story to be left in our hands.”

Left Behind is based on the New York Times best-selling book series of the same name, co-authored by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. Published in 32 languages, the series has sold more than 65 million copies and is one of the best-selling fiction series of all time. Three earlier films based on the series were produced by Cloud Ten Pictures, the most recent in 2005.

“I believe it does justice to the novel and will renew interest in the entire series,” Jenkins said of the reboot.

“It is the best movie I have ever seen on the rapture,” added LaHaye.

Left Behind follows Steele who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty-thousand feet over the Atlantic, he is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele (Thomson) is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother.

 

In this current issue:

CBA recasts retail show to unite Christian products industry

News image

From content creators to church bookstore managers, the Christian products...

READ MORE

Gift exhibitors pleased with buyers’ response at Unite 2016

News image

Gift vendors report mostly positive experience at Unite 2016, although...

READ MORE

New Voskamp, Cahn titles headline upcoming releases

News image

Exhibitors at Unite 2016 promoted key upcoming book and Bible...

READ MORE

CBA proposes new business model for member retailers

News image

CBA and Content Road Media have joined in a strategic...

READ MORE

Hip-hop, science fiction cited as Christian product trends

News image

CBA’s Christian Product Trends workshop gave retailers attending Unite 2016...

READ MORE

Nielsen research, panel review state of Christian market

News image

Four of the Christian products industry’s CEOs shared their thoughts...

READ MORE

Targeted marketing, data tracking help Parable, Covenant stores

News image

The Parable Group and Covenant Group make targeted marketing and...

READ MORE

Logos group names Walter Wangerin Author of the Year

News image

Best-selling author Walter Wangerin was named Author of the Year...

READ MORE

DaySpring director highlights need for ‘real’ customer connections

News image

Christian retail customers long for community, says DaySpring Brand Director...

READ MORE

CBA honors international publisher with Lifetime Achievement Award

News image

CBA honored Jean-Luc Cosnard, a Christian publishing innovator and former...

READ MORE

James Rubart wins Christy Award Book of the Year

News image

The 2016 Christy Award winners were announced Monday in a much...

READ MORE

Christian retailers encouraged to 'stand and engage'

News image

Christian retailers and suppliers were called to "Stand and Engage"...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a