Hope you’re ready for another apocalyptic thriller, ’cause Vic Armstrong‘s upcoming Left Behind (currently in production) definitely looks promising. I mean, the apocalypse, mysterious and unexplained disappearances, chaos, destruction – that always sounds good, right? Especially when Nicolas Cage is on board. Head inside to see what we’re talking about…
Armstrong directs the whole thing from a script written by Paul LaLonde and John Patus, but the movie is actually based on the novel series of same name, written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.
The Left Behind reboot will follow a group of survivors during the first few hours after millions of people around the globe simply vanish without warning.
In other words, Nicolas Cage stars as pilot Rayford Steele, while Chad Michael Murray plays journalist Buck Williams – they lead a group of survivors after thousands of people mysteriously disappear worldwide in an event called The Rapture.
Or, if you prefer the official synopsis:
Without warning, millions of people around the globe simply vanish. All that remains are their clothes and belongings … and an overwhelming sense of terror. The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. And there is no one to help or provide answers. In an instant, the earth has been plunged into darkness. For RAY STEELE, the pilot of a jumbo jet, it means trying to calm his hysterical passengers who saw loved ones vanish before their eyes. It also means trying to land his damaged plane when every airport is jammed with burning wrecks, all while wishing that he could talk to his family one last time. For BUCK WILLIAMS, the world-renowned journalist trapped at 30,000 feet, it means a struggle to understand the incomprehensible, the most devastating event in history. And for CHLOE STEELE, Ray’s daughter back on the ground, it means trying to find her mother and brother.
Lost in a world of chaos, she is forced to head home through a world where despair and rage rule the day. This is the story of the Rapture, the story of those left behind…
Beside Cage and Murray, the rest of Left Behind cast includes Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan, Jordin Sparks, Quinton Aaron and Martin Klebba.
Hope we’ll soon have more updates to share, make sure you stay tuned!