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Left Behind Series Rebooted

Paul Lalonde and John Patus bringing Left Behind back.

By Jarrod Sarafin     November 01, 2011
Source: Heat Vision

A decade after Kirk Cameron starred in an adaptation of the popular book Left Behind, Heat Vision reports that Hollywood is ready to adapt the Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins once again. The trade is reporting that the original's screenwriters Paul Lalonde and John Patus are returning to script out this next tale that plays like a disaster movie.

Cloud Ten is searching for a director for the project, which is budgeted at $15 million. The plot for the new film centers on the first few hours after the Rapture and focuses on the survivors.


 

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mharsha 11/1/2011 9:25:16 AM

Hollywood is just rebooting everything, aren't they?! I thought the originals were fine the way they were. And $15 million? C'mon...

alienstatue 11/1/2011 9:25:50 AM

I've only read the first book, but I can see this doing well as a disaster movie/ suspense/ mystery.

alienstatue 11/1/2011 9:27:15 AM

dang, I just re-read the 15 mil budget. Thought it said 150 mil. That's low. Wonder if they're going with shaky-cam or something like that.

halfbloodprincess 11/1/2011 9:39:11 AM

 I read all these books and they are good. The main problem I see is the books have so much what most people will call preaching or shoving Jesus down peoples throats and that is what will keep most people away from these movies.

jackwagon 11/1/2011 10:09:17 AM

halfbloodprincess,

Knowing Hollywood, the production will water down the religious aspects of the storyline to make it more popular with secular audiences.  I'm sure there will still be some spiritual overtones, but I don't think they'll shove anything down the audience's throats (which is kinda ironic, given how heavy-handed Hollywood tends to be with its liberal idelologies in movies like In Time, Dave, and the like).

monkeyfoot 11/1/2011 10:10:34 AM

I saw the first Kirk Cameron film once and found it interesting. A bigger budget and better direction might make it more compelling. They are targeting these at a specific audience so they would be keeping the budgets modest at first to see if it gets wider appeal.  I've never read the books. The idea of The Rapture kinda doesn't work for me as a real life event, but looking at this from the point of sci-fi/fantasy/action type, I can enjoy this as a film if done well. 

wish 11/1/2011 11:34:42 AM

shit, 15mil?  The evening news runs on a bigger budget.  They must be getting Kirky boy to reprise his role if they're only shelling out 15mil!

Wiseguy 11/1/2011 2:14:18 PM

I'm game, I enjoyed the first film, love the overall themes and one of my favorite movies is The Rapture with Mimi Rogers.

InnerSanctum 11/1/2011 2:47:17 PM

 It is called milking the cow till it is dry.  

Calibur454 11/1/2011 3:18:55 PM

I agree with both Inner Sanctum and halfbloodprince.

Milking the cow- and then some. They are even doing a comic book of this series if I remember right.

And I have read a good bit of the books to and this would do better as a tv series that would run for awhile to develop everything that is there. It would be the only way to do it  justice.

Oh an um lets keep Kirk away from this one.I never did care for him as the lead in the first movie never saw the rest

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