Nicolas Cage Likely to Star in 'Left Behind' Rapture Series Remake
By Anugrah Kumar - Christian Post On October 23, 2012
Nicolas Cage poses to promote his movie "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" in Berlin Jan. 23, 2012. The movie opens in German cinemas on Feb. 23.
Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage is reportedly in talks to star in "Left Behind," a mainstream remake of the Christian-themed movie trilogy about the End Times.
The reboot will mark the first film from Stoney Lake Entertainment, a new production company led by Paul Lalonde, a Canadian/American film producer and writer and co-founder of Cloud Ten Pictures, variety.com reported Friday.
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"Left Behind" is the first installment of a 16-book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins about the adventures of the sinners left on earth after the Rapture. The series, first published 1995-2007 by Tyndale House, has sold more than 65 million copies around the world.
The series has already been adapted into three action thriller films starring Kirk Cameron, who plays the leader of the Tribulation Force against the Global Community and its leader Nicolae Carpathia, the Antichrist. The original series was launched in 2001.