Revelation Media is gearing up to release a CGI animated film based off The Pilgrim’s Progress that was written by John Bunyan while he was in prison, persecuted for preaching the Gospel.
First published in 1678, The Pilgrim’s Progress is the most famous Christian allegory still in print, according to Britannica, and has sold more copies than any other Christian book, second only to the Bible.
“More than any other story, The Pilgrim’s Progress has been used to inspire and challenge Christians to set their eyes on God,” Executive Producer Steve Cleary told The Christian Post. “It has been translated into 200 languages and is known around the world. In 340 years it has never been out of print.”
In a clip of the upcoming film, exclusively released by CP, the traveler, known as Christian, is seen crying out in despair, not knowing what to do or where to go. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a man who calls himself Evangelist appears and points him in the right direction. He advises Christian to run toward his destination because, he said, “the well-intended may not know what’s best at all.”
Cleary told CP that his own spiritual mentor, Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, “was also imprisoned for his faith” and wrote the international best-selling book, Tortured for Christ.
“One of his favorite books was The Pilgrim’s Progress,” Cleary added. “I have had the honor to visit with persecuted Christians in nearly 40 nations. In each of these countries, The Pilgrim’s Progress was known and was an inspiration to believers. I connect with this story on many levels and it is an honor to be producing the first version of this classic masterpiece in CGI animation.”
The film will be shown in theaters nationwide and around the world in April 2019. A portion of the profits from the film will be given to support international missions.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law