In 2001 the Left Behind franchise made its way to the movies starring Kirk Cameron and now Nicolas Cage is in negotiations to topline a reboot of the Christian-themed movie trilogy.
Furthermore, the project has found its director in Vic Armstrong, best known for his stunt work on Hollywood films since the 1960s.
Based on the mega-successful books written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, Paul Lalonde will produce the action thriller with Michael Walker, and co-write the script with John Patus, who worked on the final entry 2005s Left Behind: World at War.
Christian beliefs are again at the center of the new movie, but the story will be in the mold of a classic disaster film since the plot takes place during the first few hours after the Rapture and focuses on survivors.
Filming is expected to start in Baton Rouge, Louisiana next spring and Samuel Goldwyn Films are planning a fourth-quarter 2013 release date.
Cage will next be seen in serial-killer thriller Frozen Ground and recently signed on to topline true-crime thriller Amicus.
He’s no stranger to Christian film as his recent credits include Alex Proyas’s Knowing, which also featured religious themes.