Cloud Ten Pictures is looking to resurrect its faith-based franchise Left Behind for a new theatrical feature. Paul Lalonde, who wrote the original Left Behind in 2001, and John Patus, who wrote the last entry in the franchise, Left Behind: World at War, have written the screenplay. The studio will shop the script to buyers at the American Film Market this week.
It is said this new Left Behind movie will center on the Rapture, and will be structured like a classic disaster movie. The story focuses on the survivors after the first few hours of the Rapture. Cloud Ten Pictures is eyeing a budget of $15 million, which would make it one of the most ambitious faith-based projects ever. The studio is currently seeking a director.
The original Left Behind was adapted from the novel series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide. Kirk Cameron starred in all three Left Behind movies, although it is not known if he will return.