Friday, December 14, 2007

Update: The Note coming December 8th to Hallmark Channel

Best-selling novelist Angela Hunt's book The Note is coming to the silver screen on December 8th (9/8 C). Tune in to the Hallmark Channel for this book to movie adaptation.

Click here for the official site to watch clips, see the gallery, read about the story, and more.

Says Angela at her blog: THE NOTE, if you're not familiar with the story, is about a newspaper reporter who finds a note that washes up from a plane crash. The message is simple: "T--I love you. All is forgiven. Dad." She decides to make it her goal to deliver the note to the intended recipient. And since her newspaper column isn't doing so well, she decides to write about her quest in the paper.

Update: The Note is going to be re-aired at the Hallmark Channel on December 18th at 9:00 pm EST.

Read our interview with Angela here.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

83 Cities set to premier You, Me, Us, Forever

83 CITIES NOW SET TO PREMIERE FILM

Eighty-three cities in 34 states are set for the Theatrical release of the love story, “Me & You, Us, Forever” coming on Feb 15th (Valentine’s Day weekend). Click here to find out if the film is coming near you.

Visit the official movie website here.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Movie Noelle to hit select theaters December 7th

From 8X Gener8xion Entertainment (One Night With the King) comes the movie Noelle. Says Matthew Crouch about the film, "With a charming and quirky feel of 'Waking Ned Devine' meets 'It’s a Wonderful Life,' Noelle is like no movie you’ve ever seen, a parable of forgiveness and grace wrapped in an enchanting veil of eccentric small town characters and Christmas spirit."

The film will have a limited release to theaters on December 7th.

The Story:
Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish. But things take an unexpected turn as he becomes entangled in the various lives of the village's eccentric characters, including their beautiful librarian, the childlike priest he is displacing, and the magical experience of Mrs. Worthington's legendary Christmas Party, where everyone is welcome and anything is possible.

Watch the trailer:

Saturday, December 1, 2007

August Rush trailer

This is a film worth watching! Read our review here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Midnight Clear movie trailer

From Jenkins Entertainment, here's the final trailer for Midnight Clear the movie, releasing to DVD December 4th. Read our review of the novel Midnight Clear by Dallas & Jerry Jenkins here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Expiration Date movie update

Texas-based company, Fireside Entertainment, is currently developing a script and choosing locations for a film of Expiration Date, based on the novel by Eric Wilson. This is according to Eric's website.

This one would make an interesting movie as it's about a guy who can tell when someone is about to die by a touch of the hand.


Fireproof movie blog

The folks at Sherwood Pictures have a blog up to keep us updated on what's new with the Fireproof movie starring Kirk Cameron and coming to theaters in 2009. You can check it out here.

Read our interview with Stephen Kendrick here.
New! Read our interview with Kirk Cameron.
Read our review of Fireproof the movie.
Read our review of Fireproof the novel.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Blood of Heaven by Bill Myers to be a movie?

There have been some rumblings about the possibility of Bill Myers' Blood of Heaven being made into a movie. In fact, Bill confirms the possibility (note: it's not definite) over at his blog. He says:

"Got wonderfully sidetracked from writing the novel the last couple weeks with a producer who asked me to turn my book, Blood of Heaven, into a screenplay."

He also describes the plot for those who haven't read it yet:

"The story is a powerful one where they find a couple drops of Christ's blood, genetically introduce it into a human to see what will happen. The fact that the human is a multiple murderer makes it a little more interesting."

Bill's last novel to be turned into a movie was The Wager, starring Randy Travis.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Midnight Clear movie releasing on DVD December 4th

New from Jenkins Entertainment (Hometown Legend) is the movie Midnight Clear starring Stephen Baldwin. Coming to DVD on December 4th, this film was based on a short story by Jerry Jenkins (of Left Behind fame) and directed by his son Dallas Jenkins.

Dallas talked recently about some other new releases coming soon from Jenkins Entertainment:

We continue to develop "Mountain," based on the book, "The Man Who Moved a Mountain." This is our passion project and one that we desperately want to make by next summer.

We are also developing a movie based on Karen Kingsbury's book, "Moment of Weakness," for the Hallmark Channel. We had a great experience with Hallmark on our film, "Though None Go With Me" (also available on DVD).

Read our review of Midnight Clear the novel here.
Read our interview with Dallas Jenkins here.

Watch the preview for Midnight Clear:

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Bella the movie

There's a bit of a buzz about Bella going around these days, and we've been hearing a lot of good things about it. It's been said to have a strong pro-life message. We haven't seen the film yet, so if you have, let us know what you thought.

Synopsis:

Nina, a young, unmarried waitress at a Mexican restaurant, finds herself pregnant and without work after coming in late several days because of morning sickness. Jose, the restaurant's chef, is taken by Nina's plight and becomes her sole confidant. Jose helps her walk through her decision on what to do with her pregnancy. In the process, he bears secrets from his own mysterious past, which reveal his tenderness and passion for her and the child she is carrying.

Visit the official movie website for a ton of resources here.
Read an interesting piece on the film in World magazine here.

Watch the trailer below:

Monday, October 29, 2007

Me & You, Us, Forever movie

A new movie is coming down the pike from Dave Christiano called Me & You, Us, Forever (click the picture for a larger version of the movie poster).

Dave has this to say about the film on their website:

When Five & Two Pictures releases their movie, Me & You, Us, Forever, into theaters on February 15th; most Hollywood marketing experts would say they won't have much going for them.

How does a small company with very little promotional money and no big name actors put a movie in the theaters and expect people to come see it? The producer of the movie, Dave Christiano, has an answer.

"You do it with what you think and hope is a good story," said Dave, "a real love story."

Christiano has produced a film that is unique for Hollywood standards in that his love story won't have any sex or anything that even hints in that direction. Rather, his film is a sentimental drama that aims to touch the heart, is very real, and is something that anyone who has ever been in love can honestly relate to.

Me & You, Us, Forever is the story of a 47 year old Christian man who is on the other side of an unwanted divorce. Troubled by it all, he starts to reminisce about his old high school girlfriend, who was his first love, and whom he dated for 2 years, 4 months, and 28 days.

"A first love is hard to beat," states Dave. "When a 17 year old boy dates a 16 year girl for that length of time, during a stage of life when hearts are so very tender, you never forget or really get over your first love. To me, there is no greater feeling, and I've tried to capture that with this movie."

Read more about the story here.
Visit the movie's official website here.

Watch the trailer:

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Flywheel Director's Cut available Nov. 13

Includes the new features:
  • Commentary from the Kendrick Brothers
  • Fireproof preview
  • 8 part Bible study with clips
  • Subtitles in 12 languages
Plus all the usual making of features, outtakes and deleted scenes, and more.

Visit the official movie website here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Kirk Cameron cast in lead role of Fireproof movie

Thanks to our friend Jamie B who alerted us to the cast announcement for the Fireproof movie. According to their website, the cast has been announced and is:







MOVIE ROLE CAST MEMBER
Caleb Holt Kirk Cameron
Catherine Holt Erin Bethea Catt
Michael Simmons Ken Bevel
Wayne Floyd Stephen Dervan
Terrell Sanders Eric Young
Eric Harmon Jason McLeod
Robin Cates Stephanie Makulinski
Latasha Brown Renata Williams
Deidra Harris Dwan Williams
Ashley Phillips Amberly Marquard
John Holt Harris Malcom
Cheryl Holt Phyllis Malcom
Gavin Keller Perry Revell
Tina Simmons Carla Hawkins
Mr. Campbell Ray Wood
Mrs. Campbell Sue Holt
Mr. Rudolph Bill Stafford
Erma Rudolph Dot Majors
Anna Stone Faye Sharber
Misty Harper Deena Taylor
Bethany Wilson Kelly Johnson
Kelsey Jackson Melanie Tomlinson
Ross Spencer Bailey Cave
Kyle Joiner Tommy McBride
Carl Hatcher Jim McBride
Mr. James Turner Anthony Brown
Mrs. Turner Allison Dawson
Megan Taylor Glow
Joy Wilkins Shannon Davis
Stephanie Mills Blake Bailey
Pastor Strauss Alex Kendrick
Dispatcher Heidi Johnson


Read our interview with Stephen Kendrick here.
New! Read our interview with Kirk Cameron.
Read our review of Fireproof the movie.
Read our review of Fireproof the novel.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fireproof movie update

Some new information on the movie Fireproof, being made by Sherwood Pictures (Facing the Giants, Flywheel). The release date is now being listed as August 2008, and we now have a summary:

SYNOPSIS:

Lt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. Inside burning buildings, it's his natural instinct. In the cooling embers of his marriage, it's another story.

After a decade of marriage, Caleb and Katherine Holt have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's dad asks his son to try an experiment: The Love Dare.

While hoping The Love Dare has nothing to do with his parents' newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God's love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that's no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke?

Read our interview with Stephen Kendrick here.
Read our interview with Kirk Cameron.
Read our review of Fireproof the movie.
Read our review of Fireproof the novel.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Expiration Date by Eric Wilson to be movie?

According to Eric Wilson himself, his novel Expiration Date is soon to be a feature film.

In Eric's latest update he says:

"Expiration Date is still under development, by Fireside Entertainment, for the screen. A script is in the works, and the director is already looking at locations for shooting the film."

Read our review of Eric's The Best of Evil here.
Read our review of Dark to Mortal Eyes here.
Read our interview with Eric here.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Angela Hunt's "The Note" to be Hallmark movie

According to a Variety.com article by John Dempsey:

The Hallmark Channel has commissioned "The Note," a holiday-themed TV movie to star Genie Francis and Ted McGinley and premiere on Dec. 8.

Co-produced by Lightworks Pictures (a Faith & Values company) and WildRice Prods., telepic concerns a lonelyhearts columnist who stumbles on a note written to an unidentified child by a passenger who dies in a plane crash. The columnist's editor tells her to go all out to find the child before Christmas and write about her progress in the column.

Read the full article here.

In a comment on her blog, Angela says in response:

"I have seen a script, but I am also aware that scripts can change even as the cameras are rolling. I know that the script changes the location, but most of the major details remain. At this point I am pretty much out of the picture.

As you know, if you've read it, THE NOTE is a parable story--a prodigal daughter story, in fact. The thing that is most important to me is that the aspects of the parable remain true.

And I have one final hope--no matter how the movie differs, I am hoping that the movie will drive sales of the book--because the entire Truth is in the book, and reinforced by the discussion questions.

I have heard--but this may change--that the air date will be Dec. 22. I'll let you know if I hear anything different. I would expect them to be filming any day now, so let's pray for the process.

General Hospital's Luke and Laura--LOL! I never would have believed that "Laura" would be playing "Peyton."

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Prince Caspian movie poster

Thanks to our friends at Infuze for pointing out the unveiling of the Prince Caspian movie poster (they got it from Cinematical).

Click the pic for a larger version. And be sure to zoom in on the Pevensie siblings on the bottom right to see how they've aged for this film.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Fireproof movie

Sherwood Pictures brought you Flywheel and Facing the Giants. Now they're making the movie Fireproof, a film about a firefighter in a bad marriage.

Currently slated for a fall 2008 release, more information as it becomes available can be found at the Sherwood Pictures website.

Read our interview with Stephen Kendrick here.
Read our interview with Kirk Cameron.
Read our review of Fireproof the movie.
Read our review of Fireproof the novel.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

House movie postponed

According to the Ted Dekker website, the movie adaptation of his novel (co-written with Frank Peretti) has been postponed until Spring 2008.

No more information is known at this time.

Read our interview with Ted here.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Redemption of Sarah Cain to air August 19th

According to the Lifetime website, The Redemption of Sarah Cain movie (re-titled Saving Sarah Cain) is to be aired on Lifetime August 19th at 6:00 pm EST and re-aired August 20th at 2:00 pm EST.

Read the synopsis on Lifetime here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Meet Prince Caspian

The Chronicles of Narnia Production blog introduces us to Ben Barnes, who plays Prince Caspian in the upcoming, and much anticipated, movie. Our first look at the movie! Click here to view the entry.

Monday, July 23, 2007

The List movie news

The List movie based on the novel by Robert Whitlow has an official release date. According to a post on the film's official MySpace page, The List will open August 10, 2007 exclusively at the Ballantyne Village Theater in Charlotte, NC.

There's a ton of information to be found about the film (including some cool photos and a video preview) at the Myspace page, so check it out here and add them as your "friend".

Premise:

News of his father's death and a secret inheritance tied to a clandestine society promises to change Renny Jacobson's life forever. How could he know that his life and the life of the woman he loves depend on supernatural deliverance from the curse of THE LIST.

Based on the book by best-selling author Robert Whitlow comes the thrilling tale of good versus evil.

Genre: Supernatural Thriller/Drama/Romance

Running Time: 1 hour 47 minutes.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Chuck Carrington, Hilarie Burton and Will Patton

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Dark Is Rising movie trailer

Another Walden Media production coming this October is The Dark Is Rising. Based on the novel by Susan Cooper, looks like another winner of a film. Perhaps the next Harry Potter franchise?

Watch the trailer at the official website here. Or at Walden Media here. Or just watch it below:

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Water Horse movie

A fun, family-friendly movie from Walden Media is coming this winter. The Water Horse reminds us of Eragon in some ways, Pete's Dragon in others. Watch the trailer at the Apple site here. Or visit Walden Media's page for the movie here (they also have the trailer).

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything trailer

Coming in 2008, the Veggie Tales pirates movie The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. Here's the trailer:

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Robert Liparulo movie news

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – In a unique twist on the film option process, THOMAS NELSON has announced that their leading thriller author Robert Liparulo (COMES A HORSEMAN, GERM) is partnering with director Andrew Davis (THE GUARDIAN, THE FUGITIVE, HOLES) on a new thriller to be developed into both a movie and a novel. Mike Medavoy’s Phoenix Pictures (ZODIAC, STEALTH, THE SIXTH DAY) has optioned the movie rights for the yet-to-be-titled project, which Thomas Nelson will publish.

“Robert Liparulo and Andrew Davis is a match made in storytelling heaven,” says Liparulo’s publisher Allen Arnold. “Liparulo writes extraordinarily exciting suspense and action stories and few filmmakers have done better in that genre than Davis.”

Liparulo and Davis will co-write the screenplay, which Liparulo will solely pen into a novel. The plot centers on a military construction project in Illinois where evidence of the oldest known settlement in the Western Hemisphere is uncovered. Soon after, the lead archeologist makes an even more startling discovery: the remains of a recent murder victim. Fearing that an investigation will jeopardize the archeological treasures of the site, he and his team - accustomed to piecing together clues to solve mysteries - decide to investigate on their own. What they uncover is a conspiracy bigger than they could have ever possibly guessed, one that threatens thousands of lives and the U.S. government itself.

“Thomas Nelson is focused on entertainment driven properties,” Arnold continued. “This project is a natural given Liparulo’s acclaimed writing and the connection with top Hollywood talent who are committed to making this into a movie before it is even written.”

Read our interview with Robert Liparulo here.
Read our review of Germ here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Redemption of Sarah Cain movie news


Michael Landon Jr.'s movie adaptation of Beverly Lewis' novel The Redemption of Sarah Cain has been sold to Lifetime by FoxFaith. This means the movie will no longer be released in theaters, but it will have a broader audience when it appears on Lifetime.

August 19th is the current air date, but this isn't firm.

To watch a featurette about the making of the film, go to the FoxFaith movie website, click on The Redemption of Sarah Cain and you'll find a link beneath the synopsis saying "featurette".

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Evan Almighty Trailer

A great family-friendly film that just might have all of you in stitches!

Monday, June 18, 2007

VeggieTales: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything Movie


LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2006 -- Hoist the mainstay! Trim the sails! Paint the poop deck!?! - it's BIG time for Bob and Larry! Universal Pictures brings everyone's favorite talking vegetables back to the big screen worldwide in early 2008 with the release of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything -- A VeggieTales Movie. The CG-animated family film is based on Big Idea's enormously successful VeggieTales franchise and features the creative team behind the series, Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki. The announcement was made today by Universal marketing heads, Adam Fogelson and Eddie Egan, and Big Idea COO, Terry Pefanis.

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything -- A VeggieTales Movie will be directed by Mike Nawrocki and is based on a script written by Phil Vischer, who will also serve as executive producer through his production company, Jellyfish Labs. Big Idea's David Pitts will produce. The film will feature an original soundtrack by Kurt Heinecke.

Cast with a boatload of VeggieTales stars, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything is a comedic adventure filled with family-friendly lessons on the importance of doing what is right, even when it's difficult and discovering that real heroes don't have to be tall, strong, handsome ... or even human.

VeggieTales' second feature film follows the highly successful 2002 release of Jonah?A VeggieTales Movie, that grossed over $25 million theatrically. Since 1993 VeggieTales has helped teach kids values like honesty, kindness, and forgiveness with its unique blend of humor, award-winning animation, and infectious "Silly Songs." With nearly 50 million videos sold, VeggieTales is one of the most popular kids' series in America and continues to be an innovator in values-based family entertainment.

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything -- A VeggieTales Movie opens in modern day suburbia at the local pirate themed restaurant, where derring-do and turkey legs go hand-in-hand five nights a week. But not for Sedgewick, Elliot and George (Mr. Lunt, Larry the Cucumber and Pa Grape). While they love all things piratical and dream of taking the stage in the big show, Elliot's timidity, Sedgewick's laziness and George's lack of self-confidence relegate them to busing tables and refilling drinks.

When they finally do get up the courage to audition, the three would-be swashbucklers manage only to destroy half the stage set. Out of luck and out of work, they stand dejectedly outside the restaurant as a strange, ancient-looking metal ball lands at their feet. It is a "Helpseeker," sent from another time and place in search of heroes. After scanning the three moping misfits, it sets in motion events that will send them back to the 17th century to face real pirates in a real pirate adventure, and in the process challenge everything they believe about themselves.

Visit the official movie website here.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Ted Dekker talks about House on CBN

Watch a video of Ted Dekker on CBN talking about House the movie, why he writes "dark" fiction and more. And if you haven't already, read our interview with Ted here where he addresses some of these issues further.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Karen Kingsbury's Like Dandelion Dust to be movie

Downes Brothers Entertainment has this up about the movie version of Like Dandelion Dust:

Title: LIKE DANDELION DUST – an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Karen Kingsbury - Publisher: Center Street (Warner Faith).

Author: Karen Kingsbury is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling inspirational author with more than 5 million copies in print, more than two million of which were sold in the past year. Kingsbury is in the top 5 best selling authors in the U.S. faith-based book market with more than 35 novels written, nine of which have hit #1 on national lists. One of her earlier books, Deadly Pretender, was made into a CBS Movie-of-the-Week titled, “Every Woman’s Dream,” starring Kim Cattrall.

Screenwriter: Stephen J. Rivele (ALI, NIXON) Awards: Academy Award Nominated Screenwriter

Genre: Domestic drama set around the theme of adoption depicting a family in crisis. Target demographic is females, aged 35 to 54.

Target Rating: PG

U.S. Theatrical release date: Easter 2008 - Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Synopsis: Jack and Molly Campbell have everything in their small hometown outside West Palm Beach, Florida: Great house in a fancy neighborhood, high-paying job, and a beautiful little 4-year-old adopted boy, Joey. Until it's discovered that Joey's birth mother forged the signature of Joey's birth father, so the adoption was a fraud and Joeys biological father has been released from prison and is ready to start life over with his son.

When a judge rules that Joey must be returned to his father, Joey is suddenly thrust into a volatile household of people he's never met and, a father who doesn't know how to show love without violence. The Campbells, in a silent haze of grief and utter disbelief, watch their son pick a dandelion and blow the feathery seeds into the wind.

Struggling with the dilemma of following the law, their hearts, and what they know to be morally right, the Campbells find that desperation leads to dangerous thoughts. What if they devise a plan? Take Joey and simply disappear.... LIKE DANDELION DUST.

Website: http://www.likedandeliondust.com IMDB: Like Dandelion Dust

Thursday, May 24, 2007

New Prince Caspian artwork

Some new artwork on the Walden Media website for Prince Caspian. Click the above picture for a larger version. We're getting stoked ...


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The List by Robert Whitlow to be major movie

Robert Whitlow's novel The List is soon to be a major motion picture starring Malcolm McDowell, Chuck Carrington, Hilarie Blurton and Will Patton. Currently in post production, according to the official movie website, Robert Whitlow co-wrote the screenplay.

Robert Whitlow is the best-selling author of legal thrillers set in the South and winner of the prestigious Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. A Furman University graduate, Whitlow received his J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. A practicing attorney, Whitlow and his wife, Kathy, have four children. They make their home in North Carolina.

Visit the author's website here to learn more about his southern legal thrillers.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Redemption of Sarah Cain movie stills

Michael Landon, Jr. & Brian Bird's Believe Pictures have some fun movie photos of the upcoming Redemption of Sarah Cain movie. See them here. Based on the novel by Beverly Lewis, the film should release this fall with Lisa Pepper in the lead role.

Plot summary:
When Sarah Cain, a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five Amish nieces and nephews. Rather than choose to move to Lancaster County to finish raising them there herself, or let them be separated by the foster care system, Sarah decides to take them with her back to Portland where she believes she can make a new life for them. However, she soon realizes that the modern world has forced them to compromise who they are, and that she has moved them there for all the wrong reasons - a motive which is soon exposed - because secrets can really never be kept secret. In order to find her own redemption, she knows she must make a choice to give them back their lives in Amish Country. And whether she remains part of their lives will have a lot to do with how much she has grown to love them.

Read our interview with Michael Landon, Jr. about his previous film The Last Sin Eater here.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Wager movie coming later this year


Synopsis:

Nominated for an Academy Award, Michael T. Steele (Randy Travis) has reached a pinnacle that no other Christian has. Unaware, he has now been cast as the lead in a supernatural drama, as the center focus of a wager between God and Satan. Like the Old Testament accounting of Job, it is up to Michael Steele to determine the winner.

His Joan of Arc sister, Annie (Nancy Stafford) is the only bastion of security in the now tumbling world of Michael Steele. A conniving agent (Jude Cicollola) and his long time chauffer (David Morin) try their best to control his chaotic Hollywood lifestyle while his co-star Cassandra (Candice Cameron) has other ideas. The Wager is a powerful parable examining the Sermon on the Mount and how to live it in today’s world.

Claiming that the Sermon on the Mount is an impossible standard, Satan has chosen Steele to prove his point in this wager with the Almighty. Agreeing to the choice, the true test is if Michael can live out the truths of Matthew 5, 6, and 7 in the final days before the awards. THE WAGER follows Steel as he copes with his career, his crumbling marriage, and struggles with his faith - not to mention a few diabolical tricks and temptations by Satan.

…the fiery darts of temptation fly. Will Michael fall?

Based on the book by Bill Myers.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Adapting Prince Caspian

A fascinating glimpse into what we can expect in the next installment of the Chronicles of Narnia movie franchise. Over at the Narnia blog the screenwriter's talk about some of the difficulties in adapting the book into a movie. There are some spoilers for those who aren't familiar with the story, but for those who are, it'll whet your whistle even more for the sure to be blockbuster hit coming in 2008. Click here to read the piece.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Cloud Ten Pictures -- Films in development

Some interesting films being listed as "In Development" over at the Cloud Ten Pictures website.

One of which, Dirk and the Devil, has a poster to view.

Also listed in development are:

Left Behind IV
Apocalypse V (Helen Hannah anyone?)
Apocalypse TV series


We'll see if these become anything anytime soon...

View more at the In Development page.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Do Christian movies change lives?

Rich Christiano (Time Changer, Unidentified) shared this touching story in his Christianmovies.com newsletter:

I want to tell you a story that is very touching and shows the power of Christian films. Recently, my brother Dave and I had the pleasure of sitting down at the NRB Convention with Russ Doughton, the Producer of the famous prophecy films that includes Thief in the Night and a real pioneer in the Christian movie industry. Russ, who is nearing 80 years young now, is still very committed to the cause of Christ and Christian films. In fact, he is one of the few that really wants to exalt the Lord in films. My brother Dave asked him an interesting question. "Russ, what is the hardest film you ever made?" To our surprise, here was Russ's answer.

"It was back in 1954 and the first project I ever worked on," Russ said. "I was in my mid-twenties and I was hired to produce and direct a program with Henry Geiger called The Children's Gospel Hour. I got the job on a Tuesday and we started shooting the next Monday. I didn't know what I was doing. This was a weekly TV series for children presenting the gospel. But, I did the best I could and we made the program. Well, twenty years later, just after I did Thief in the Night and had started Mark IV Pictures, I wanted to make a children's film called Happiness Is. So, I went to a local church and observed a woman teaching in a Sunday School class to children. She was excellent with the way she handled the children and so I asked her if she would come to our office to help us write our script. She agreed and I met with her everyday for two weeks and we worked on the script together. Then, suddenly, she told me that today was her last day. Why? I asked. She told me that she and her husband were moving in two days and tomorrow she'd have to help him pack. I was sorry to see her go since we were still working on the script but thanked her for all her valuable insight."

Then Russ added this.

"As she was leaving, I just felt led to asked her, by the way, how did you become a Christian? She turned to me and said, well, when I was eleven years old, I was watching this program on TV called The Children's Gospel Hour and gave my life to the Lord."


Thursday, April 5, 2007

Thr3e coming to DVD


Coming April 24th.
Read our review here.
Read our interview with Ted Dekker here.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hidden Secrets movie coming April 30th


An interesting new Christian film is coming to theaters on April 30th for a one day special showing. Hidden Secrets stars John Schneider (perhaps best known for his role as Bo Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard series) and Tracy Melchior. Christian music singer Rachael Lampa also has a role.

Story Summary:

What if your deepest secret were suddenly exposed? Nine friends discover just how explosive it can be when their past becomes their present.

Reunited at the funeral of hometown hero Chris Hayden, the friends find tensions escalating rapidly as their darkest secrets are revealed. Jeremy (David A.R. White-“Mercy Streets"), struggling with his calling as a former youth pastor, is caught in an awkward love triangle between his new fiancée and his old flame Sherry (Tracey Melchoir-“Bold and Beautiful"). As the embers of the past relationship reignite, Jeremy’s fiancée Rachel (Stacey Keanan-“Step by Step"), who is determined to solidify their relationship, demands he affirm his commitment to her.

Meanwhile, Gary (John Schneider) questions everyone’s beliefs as this close-knit group of friends disputes world views, lifestyles, and personal passions. Pastor Wexler (Reginald Vel Johnson-“Die Hard", “Family Matters") encourages them not to give up but to follow the truth that Chris Hayden lived.


Check out the official movie website here to watch a trailer and see if the film's playing near you.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

House movie poster

The House movie poster has been unveiled at Ted Dekker's website. Based on Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti's novel of the same name, the movie is slated to released sometime this fall.

Read our interview with Ted about his last movie Thr3e here.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Michael Landon, Jr. in Lancaster County

Michael Landon, Jr. was recently spotted in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania filming for his upcoming feature The Redemption of Sarah Cain. Read a feature article from Lancaster Online newspaper here to find out what he was filming. (Hint: Amish buggies played a part.)

Read our exclusive interview with Michael here.

"Entertainment and art have power. Our culture is molded more so by entertainment than by any other influence."
--Michael Landon, Jr.

Prince Caspian artwork unveiled

Our friends at Infuze recently clued us in on this brand artwork available advertising the Narnia film Prince Caspian coming May 16, 2008. To view the arwork in all its full size glory, click here to go to the ComingSoon.net website.