Many were surprised when a bigger budget remake of Left Behind was announced. While Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye’s novel series and the early 2000s films adaptations have a following, it’s mainly amongst a particular section of the American religious right who are big into ‘The Rapture’.
Nevertheless they signed up the likes of Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray and Lea Thompson for the movie, and now the trailer has arrive.
The story follows a group trying to survive in the aftermath of the Rapture, which has seen all the true Christians being spirited up to heaven, leaving everyone else behind to deal with the end of days. Cage is plays Ray Steele, a neglectful dad and pilot who finds God too late and so forms the Tribulation Force to cope with the coming carnage.=
Paul Lalonde, who wrote the original Left Behind in 2001, and John Patus, who wrote the last instalment of the earlier film series, Left Behind: World at War, came up with the screenplay. Stun legend Vic Armstrong directs.
From the trailer is seems the overly pious tone of the earlier movies has been toned down for this version, instead trying to sell it as more of a mainstream action movie with a religion bent. [Read more…]