New 'Left Behind' Movie Will Feature Nicolas Cage, Ashley Tisdale

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Starring Hollywood superstar Nicolas Cage, the film will get the "blockbuster" treatment producers felt it deserved the first time around.

Nicolas Cage and Ashley Tisdale will star in the upcoming Left Behind film reboot by Stoney Lake Entertainment and Paul Lalonde, producer and distributor of the original Left Behind series that went straight to video. The movie poster features Cage standing alone in a ripped suit in an apocalyptic setting. LaLonde told The Christian Post that he intends to give the film the blockbuster treatment he felt it deserved the first time around.

“… I’ve spent 24 years producing Christian-themed TV, films and documentaries that were made specifically for a Christian audience,” wrote LaLonde in an email. “Preaching to the choir so to speak. It has always been my goal to produce a big-budget version of Left Behind that would appeal to a wider audience. The resources to do this exist now where they didn’t back in 2000.”

Apparently Tim LaHaye, the author of the Left Behind series of 16 books, does not approve of the script for the new film, written by LaLonde and John Patus. He even told CP “it’s probably the worst script I’ve ever read, and I’ve read scores of them.”

“The plot line is nothing like the book. The only thing they retain are the names of the people, and maybe places,” LaHaye added. “There is no redemptive value to this movie.”

The film is scheduled for release in 2014. See more about the upcoming film on its official website.

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  • tanjaw

    I only can pray that LaLonde and Patus will listen to a variety of professional voices while they make this. Otherwise, it will be back to the DVD isle for this one with limited exposure. Having Nicholas Cage just by virtue of the films that he has put out in recent years certainly will not ensure it’s success. Hopefully Cage can have a postiive impact on this though.

  • Irv Spielberg

    [Is the rapture a hoax? You can decide after reading the following found on the web!]

    The Pretrib Rapture Jackpot!

    by Bruce Rockwell

    Attention, writers. You can make millions by promoting the pretrib rapture!

    As you know, pretrib began in Scotland in 1830. Early developers
    including Edward Irving and John Darby admitted it was then a totally
    new view that had never been part of any theology or organized church.

    They also admitted that it had suddenly sprung from only OT and NT
    “types” and “symbols” and not from any clear Bible statement! (Part of
    their “cut and paste” included stretching forward “gather” (Matt. 24:31)
    on their “charts” and turning it into a pretrib coming!)
    As
    late as 1957, pretrib expert John Walvoord admitted in “The Rapture
    Question” (p. 148) that “pretribulationism” is NOT “an explicit teaching
    of Scripture”!
    Since the early 1900s pretrib has been sold by
    novelists like Sydney Watson (in 1913) and by Salem Kirban whose “Left
    Behind”-type novel “666” came out in 1970 – the same year Hal Lindsey’s
    “The Late Great Planet Earth” started breaking sales records.

    The very first pretrib rapture novel titled “Left Behind” came from the
    joint pens of Peter and Patti Lalonde in mid-1995 before Tim LaHaye and
    Jerry Jenkins somehow came up with the very same title: “Left Behind”!

    The pretrib rapture view, which admittedly is only an “inference” and
    not “explicit,” rests basically on verses in John 14, I Thess. 4, and I
    Cor. 15, none of which have either a “taken/left” separation or
    exciting, nail-biting scenarios that can “sell” pretrib.
    You
    have to go to Revelation’s action-packed chapters instead. When you do,
    you discover they can be tied to end time details found basically in the
    Olivet Discourse.
    As you know, pretribs believe in two stages;
    Stage 1 is the pretrib rapture which supposedly occurs several years
    before Stage 2 which is the posttrib second coming to earth.

    Since the three “rapture” chapters listed above don’t have any clear
    rapture-type separation between the “righteous” and the “wicked,” your
    best launching pad if you want to be a bestselling author is “the one
    shall be taken, and the other left” phrase in Matt. 24:40, 41 and Luke
    17:34-36.
    Trouble is, Dr. Walvoord and many other pretrib
    leaders declare that the “one taken” refers to the “wicked” taken in
    judgment while the “righteous” are left! But since average pew-sitters
    don’t seem to know this, you can easily convince them that the “one
    taken” is a sort of code for an any-moment pretrib rapture!
    And
    the pew-sitters don’t know that Walvoord etc. also teach that the same
    phrase is part of “non-imminent” Stage 2 which is posttrib (and not
    pretrib) and is on “Jewish” (and not “Church”) ground!
    In order
    to preserve Stage 1 (the long-stretched-forward pretrib rapture),
    pretrib merchandisers in recent decades have been stretching forward
    various aspects found in Stage 2 and quietly applying them to Stage 1.
    Aspects include “the day of the Lord,” “God’s wrath,” “the taken/left
    phrase,” “the unknown day and hour,” and Christ’s coming “as a thief”
    (which in the Bible is always tied to Armageddon and other posttrib
    events).
    (For more on the above, Google “The Correct Answer to
    Who’s Taken” etc. on Joe Ortiz’s blog of Apr. 12, 2010. Sure, there’s
    disagreement on who’s “taken” first, but pretrib pew-sitters forget or
    don’t know that THE TAKEN/LEFT PHRASE IS FOUND IN ONLY A POSTTRIB
    SETTING IN THE BIBLE!!)
    Yes, I’ve told you how you can turn yourself into a bestselling, wealthy author.

    But unfortunately you have some competition because LaHaye and Jenkins
    have long been aware of the above facts. And for years they’ve been
    milking their 19th century cash cow (which hasn’t dried up yet) to
    shatter all-time sales records and make millions of pretrib dollars that
    are destined to be left behind!
    For more on them and their
    partners, Google “The ‘Left Behind’ Rupture,” “LaHaye’s Temperament,”
    “Jerry Jenkins Apologizes for Being Seen Gambling in Casinos,” “Pretrib
    Rapture Diehards,” “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),” “Walvoord Melts Ice,”
    “Famous Rapture Watchers,” “Margaret Macdonald’s Rapture Chart,”
    “Pretrib Rapture’s Missing Lines,” “Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism,”
    “Evangelicals Use Occult Deception,” “Pretrib Rapture Secrecy,” “Letter
    from Mrs. Billy Graham,” “Pretrib Rapture Politics,” “Pretrib Rapture
    Stealth,” and “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty.” (Most of these were written
    by the author of “The Rapture Plot” which bills itself as “the most
    accurate and documented book on pretrib rapture history.” I add that if
    you echo its message you will never be a bestselling author!)
    In
    closing let me say that Jeremiah 17:11 warns that “he that getteth
    riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and
    at his end shall be a fool.”
    And you can bet on this!

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