'Left Behind' movies to get reboot
November 1st, 2011
10:00 AM ET

'Left Behind' movies to get reboot

The world didn't come to an end earlier this year as some previously thought, but the End Times will reportedly show up at the movies.

"Left Behind," the book series about the Biblical Rapture that was adapted into films starring Kirk Cameron from "Growing Pains," is getting a theatrical reboot, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Executive producer and screenwriter Paul Lalonde worked on the first set of films, and with help from writer/producer John Patus has developed a new script. Lalonde's Cloud Ten Pictures is searching for a director to helm the project, which will have a budget in the range of $15 million.

The popular "Left Behind" series, written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, has reportedly sold more than 65 million copies.

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  1. Kate

    "Seriously, why has nobody who has ever really been dead come back to say, "Hey, this is fuzking awesome here up in heaven. You guys are gonna love it"."

    People who have been pronounced legally dead and come back actually have talked about seeing heaven, and also some have talked about seeing hell. The thing is, you only believe what you want to believe, so some don't believe it anyway. The thing is, God could open the clouds and show the world His face and speak to us, but people would try to say it was just a crazy weather occurrence or some strange scientific phenomena. Those who don't have faith won't believe any evidence.
    If you're interested in learning more, there are a couple of books out there about people who have been to heaven and hell. I'm not here to be preachy. I just bring it up because you mentioned it. Here are the book websites:

    November 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 2, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Denny Dale

    The rumor out of LA is that the Rapture Card will figure prominently in the new movie in order to let everyone know that only people who have been Rapture Certified will go to Heaven when the Rapture comes. The Rapture Card guarantees you VIP access to Heaven or your money back. Visit getrapturecertified.com

    November 2, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. madhater

    Okay, that sounds fun!

    November 2, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Alecia

    No wait! I ate all the candy! What I need is some good deelish doodie surprise casserole! And maybe Mr Ed will come over and we can have dinner and who knows what else!!!:-D

    November 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Evel Knievel

    I hope the zombies eat Kirk Cameron first.

    November 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @aj144

    BANG, BIG BANG-right derp ?

    November 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dook of Edinburough

    I gots to dooooodie.

    November 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. AJ 144

    Ohhh Derp, you're going to hell. Oh wait, you're aren't going anywhere execpt into the bellies of worms and other grubs when they place you in the ground. RIP, "Here lives an aethist all dressed up and nowhere to go" will be your tombstone epitaph. The rock we live on didn't just happen out of nothing. Even the sci-fi based Scientologists believe in a Supreme Being, I think it's their 7th or 8th dynamic and bad people go to Ork to live with Mork and Mindy. Your cure to use violence on another to get your point across is barbaric, maybe you aren't one of God's creatures afterall....

    November 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • cowboysblowgoats

      Ah yes, the old "you're going to burn in hell" routine. Let me guess, when you die, since you have been all jesusy and such, you are going to enjoy eternal bliss riding magic unicorns down gold lined streets sipping free glasses of dom perignon amongst the angels.

      Yeah. More likely is that you are just going to be dead. Seriously, why has nobody who has ever really been dead come back to say, "Hey, this is fuzking awesome here up in heaven. You guys are gonna love it".

      Probably because it does not exist anywhere other than in the minds of the indoctrinated.

      November 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Alecia

    Lori is probably ok. I just wish she could have about 40 of my own pounds. Its hard to loose weight. Specially with good leftover halloween candy : ) MMMMMM REEEESES ! : )

    November 1, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. havg

    To all you Christian haters; Christianity is THE key component and is in fact foundational to the US and all western society. You don't have to be particularly religious to see that Christian based cultures are hands down the most fair, civilized, and advanced in existence. Keep up with this post modernism (there is no such thing as abosolute right or wrong, your "truth" is as good as mine) and see where it leads, in fact see where it's already led the USA!

    November 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. derp

    Im in 4th grade. My pal George teached me that.

    November 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. derp

    I for one think all things can be cured by pucnhing someone in the stomach. It doesnt matter who it is. If you punch someone hard enough it will hurt them and then you will feel better.

    November 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tomjoness

    I really disagree with all of you. If you arent careful the zombies might come get you. Or the bugger man.

    November 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. derp and@derp

    AMEN!Lol, pun intended! I couldn't agree with both of u more.

    November 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. @Derp

    I agree with you. How many wars have been started in the name of religion. All of them? I believe in fact & science. If you want to believe in a book written by people back that far as fact, I have some swamp land I want to sell you! You could have had a bunch of crazy people writing the Bible, and you take it as factual. How can you prove that? Then you say because of faith. How can you have faith in something you can't prove. If you want to believe in God, more power to you. Just call me skeptical!

    November 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      I have faith that gravity will hold me to the planet, even though I have never seen it.

      Man/science likes to believe he knows everything. The best scientific minds did think the world was flat, the center of the universe, that a good blood letting will help, that the cell was the smallest, then then the atom. Nothing that science has discovered has disproved the existence of God. In the contrary, it continues to show that this creation is far more complex than any accident could create – that there was a designer.

      November 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • cowboysblowgoats

      "The best scientific minds did think the world was flat, the center of the universe, that a good blood letting will help, that the cell was the smallest, then then the atom."

      Actually, religious leaders were the ones who thought the world was flat and the center of the universe. Anyone who questioned that was a "heretic". Science ultimately proved religion to be wrong about that, as well as just about everything else. Is the earth 10,000 years old? Was it created in six days?

      "Nothing that science has discovered has disproved the existence of God"

      That is because you cannot prove the nonexistence of a non existent being. Science has not disproved the existence of Santa Claus, Unicorns, or bigfoot either. Do you believe in those myths too?

      November 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. LEEl

    I have not read or seen any of this stuff, but I read the paper and stuff is happening. Look at the weather, the economy and the general mean way that people are treating each other. Makes you think.

    November 1, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  18. AJ 144

    OMG! Who are these people criticizing the Christian faith? Evil lurks in every state, city and community in the US. Then people wonder why religious fanatics from all faiths hate Americans and take out their frustrations with violence in the name of faith. When will the persecution of christians end? We need a reboot of the Left Behind series – we need GOD! Jesus help us all.

    November 1, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      Please, enough with the crybaby act. Christians persecuted? When was the last time you heard anybody try to make it illegal for christians to marry. You want to talk persecution, ask a ga y person about persecution.

      Seriously, just blow me with your stupid imaginary friend garbage. If you want to believe in a magical sky wizard and his half human god son, go right ahead. Just don't whine at me when I point out how stupid it is to believe in a 2000 year old cobbled together work of fiction written by people who thought the world was flat.

      November 1, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
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    November 1, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • AJ 144

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      November 1, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  20. Gr8ful Dude

    Well, this will get the religiophobes panties into a collective twist.

    November 1, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  21. jess

    Did you see Lories shoulders in the last episode? Somebody needs to force feed that skeletor some french fries. Maybe that is why she acts so eal and bitter. Shes a hungry gal.

    November 1, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Say What

      I don't like her either, but it is an apocalyptic scenario, and they need to scavenger for food. She is just looking the part.

      November 1, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  22. nancy

    Lori is just a walking skeleton. Too too skinny. Plus seems to think she is above it all and everyone. She thinks per poop dont stink and that she is better and smarter than everyone else. I really dont care for her. She acts like a typical gal from texas (not Georgia where people are nice).

    November 1, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  23. walker

    I hope there will be zombies in it. That way we can feed them Lori and Shane from The Walking Dead. Shane shouldnt of did that to poor Otis. He was a normal, possibly likeable, character.

    November 1, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  24. madhater

    Satan is good, Satan is my friend.

    November 1, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Lucifer

      Hey madhater what's up. Maybe we can go bowling this weekend or try and get tickets to the football game.

      November 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |

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