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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Nick Cage in Left Behind

I see there's going to be another effort at making a movie of the book(s) Left Behind, this time starring Nicolas Cage ...

Left Behind is an upcoming American apocalyptic biblical thriller film directed by Vic Armstrong and written by Paul LaLonde and John Patus. It is based on the series of novels of same name, written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, and is a reboot of Left Behind: The Movie, which is based on the biblically prophesied pre-tribulation Rapture. The film is set for an October 3, 2014 release.

I actually did read the first book in the series when it came out years ago but I thought it was pretty bad. For those who don't know of the book series' subject matter, it tells of the ...

Christian dispensationalist End Times: pretribulation, premillennial, Christian eschatological viewpoint of the end of the world. The primary conflict of the series is the members of the Tribulation Force against the Global Community and its leader Nicolae Carpathia—the Antichrist.

Or long story short, the rapture happens and those not good enough to be raptured are 'left behind' to endure a lot of awful stuff while the antichrist gains sway, until the second coming, when Jesus sorts everything out.

If you like this kind of thing, I think a much better version of the story is the Christ Clone Trilogy by James BeauSeigneur ...

The trilogy starts with In His Image, where living human cells discovered on the Turin shroud are used to clone a child, Christopher Goodman. The book follows Goodman's story by telling the tale of Decker Hawthorne, a journalist and the main character of the series. Among the main events covered in this book are the creation of Christopher, the rapture and Christopher's progress to becoming a key figure in the United Nations.

The trilogy continues with the Birth of an Age, in which a series of disasters and plagues assault the earth and its inhabitants. Towards the end of this book Christopher is killed and then resurrected.

Finally in Acts of God, there is coverage of further natural disasters and the realization of Christopher's true identity and motives. This book follows through to the end of the world and life afterwards.

Here's the trailer for the film. From this glimpse, I doubt even Nick Cage can save it ;) ...


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