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Nicolas Cage in talks to star in ‘Left Behind’ series reboot

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For those who haven’t seen or heard of it, the “Left Behind” films were geared towards a Christian audience with a plot centered around the rapture. They starred Kirk Cameron who is best known for the TV series “Growing Pains” and for telling everyone they’re going to hell. Now that the films may be getting a reboot, it looks like Nicolas Cage may be the leading man in the films according to Variety.

 

Nicolas Cage is in negotiations to topline “Left Behind,” a mainstream reboot of the Christian-themed movie trilogy that will mark the first film from Stoney Lake Entertainment, a new production company led by Paul Lalonde of faith-oriented banner Cloud Ten Pictures.

Via: Variety

 

So first Nicolas Cage plays “Ghost Rider,” a man who makes a deal with the devil and is possessed by a demon spirit, then he’s going on to be the lead in one of the most well known Christian based films made. I only know of the “Left Behind” series, I personally haven’t seen it, but it’s quite a change from Cage’s typical type of roles…but then again he’ll do anything now. I’m interested to see what Kirk Cameron thinks of Cage’s involvement, given that “Left Behind” is the only film he had approved of being apart of after becoming so religious. I know the series has a specific Christian audience, so it will also be interesting to see how it affects that audience having Cage tied to the film and if it will strengthen or hurt the numbers at the box office.

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  • Matthew665

    You are only incorrect on one point and that is that Left Behind is the only films that Kirk Cameron as been associated with since becoming so religious Fireproof in 2008 and he has been in a couple of TV movies since then as well.

    • http://www.themovieblog.com/ Ryan Brown TMB

      @Matthew665 Yeah you’re right about that, although I don’t count TV movies, Fireproof slipped my mind. +1 to you ;)

  • KevinC1

    Are you kidding?  You don’t think thats an interesting story?  Waking up one day and millions of people have simply vanished off the face of the earth and now those left behind have to figure out what happened?  Imagining what would happen the next day and what all the talking heads would be saying, the economic ramifications, the religious ramifications ect… I would love to see a mainstream take on this film.

    • http://www.themovieblog.com/ Ryan Brown TMB

      @KevinC1 When did I ever say the story wasn’t interesting?

      • KevinC1

        @Ryan Brown TMB I was replying to the twitter comment below, where someone said they didn’t think Left Behind deserved a remake, I think a mainstream remake could be very good.

        • http://www.themovieblog.com/ Ryan Brown TMB

          @KevinC1 My mistake :)

  • AdamAuthor

    @etnewman The big news to me isn’t Nic Cage, it’s that someone thinks LEFT BEHIND deserves a reboot.

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