For those of you who are fans of the "Left Behind" book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, this is probably not breaking news. For the rest of the world, it definitely is. There is a NEW film adaptation of the first book, "Left Behind," coming to theaters this October 3rd.
This version of the film boasts a much bigger budget and a much stronger cast. Nicolas Cage is an Academy Award Winner and you will recognize Lea Thompson from her role is "Back To The Future." The budget for this film dwarfs that of the original. Will it play well in theaters? Only time will tell.
Personally, I had a lot of trouble watching the first installment (2000, starring Kirk Cameron) because it was so campy. I am truly hoping this one is done better. Here is your first look at the Official Trailer:
Since this film is starring several big-name actors, it is bound to get people talking. We need to be ready to discuss the rapture with people in an intelligent way. Let's not let this slip up on us. Read the Bible. Study the scriptures. ALSO, please understand that this is a dramatization and FICTION. The story itself is made up and there is a LOT of creative license taken (although, not nearly as much as the "Noah" movie, I would hope). It is important that Christians know how to explain that the Rapture itself is real, but this particular dramatic adaptation is fiction.
So, after seeing the trailer, what are your thoughts? Is the world ready for big-budget movie about the Rapture of the Church? Are you ready? Leave your thoughts in the Comments section...