The always-crazy Nicolas Cage is starring in a remake of the religious thriller Left Behind, and the first clip has landed online. Yeah, this could be interesting.
For the uninitiated, Left Behind is based on the religious book series written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, which focuses on people left behind after the Rapture. Cage plays Ray Steele, a jumbo jet pilot who has half the occupants of his plane vanish into thin air during a flight. Cage is joined by TV vet Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) and a cast of relative unknowns.
As the official synopsis puts it:
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...this is the story of the Rapture, the story of those LEFT BEHIND.
The long-running book franchise was made into a series of semi-low-budget films in the early-to-mid 2000s starring Kirk Cameron, and flew largely under the mainstream radar. But word of a reboot actually generated a little buzz when news broke that they’d signed legit (albeit insane) movie star Nic Cage to star.
No release date has been announced yet, but the first clip was dropped online, showing Cage in a personal, quiet moment. This being Nic Cage, it’s strangely awesome. Check out the clip below:
So what do you think? Could this be another weird Nic Cage classic?
(Via Coming Soon)