Left Behind (film series)
|Left Behind film series|
|Directed by||Vic Sarin
Craig R. Baxley
Clarence Gilyard, Jr.
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Chad Michael Murray
|Release dates||2000 – 2014|
The Left Behind film series is a series of films based on the Left Behind best-selling book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. They were produced by Cloud Ten Pictures, and directed by Vic Sarin (Left Behind: The Movie), Bill Corcoran (Left Behind II: Tribulation Force), and Craig R. Baxley (Left Behind: World at War). Kirk Cameron stars as Buck Williams, along with Brad Johnson, Janaya Stephens, Clarence Gilyard, Jr., Gordon Currie, Chelsea Noble, Colin Fox, and Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr..
At the time of its release, Left Behind: The Movie was the most expensive Christian film ever made. It received mostly negative reviews from critics and had a very mediocre box office run. All three films were criticized for their low production quality. A big-budget theatrical remake of the first film is currently in production. Nicolas Cage and Chad Michael Murray are set to star. The film is planned to be released widely in spring 2014.
- Left Behind: The Movie (2000) - theatrical
- Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002) - direct to video
- Left Behind: World at War (2005) - direct to video
- Left Behind (2014) - remake, theatrical
On August 7, 2008, Cloud Ten Pictures announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement resolving the two lawsuits against it and Namesake Entertainment, which co-produced the original films. The suit was filed by Tim LaHaye. The settlement ended a legal dispute over the Left Behind film rights that began in 2000.
According to an article on the Cloud Ten Pictures official site, "Cloud Ten Pictures plans on producing a big-budget, wide theatrical release based on the ground-breaking original LEFT BEHIND novel".
The remake is currently in production, with Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Lea Thompson, and Cassi Thomson all set to star. Vic Armstrong will direct the film. The budget is estimated at $15 million. Principal photography commenced on August 9, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- "Cloud Ten Pictures Announces Settlement of Legal Disputes with Timothy LaHaye". Cloud Ten Pictures. August 7, 2008. Retrieved December 6, 2008.
- Ford, Rebecca (9 September 2013). "Lea Thompson Joins 'Left Behind' Reboot". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 September 2013.