Stoney 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.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News