This just in: Pure Flix Entertainment sent out a press roomy today touting a couple of their upcoming releases, including The Case for Christ (which opens tomorrow) and Same Kind of Different as Me (which opens October 20) and near the waylay, they quotation that they just started shooting a subsidiary biblical epic just approximately Samson.Here is the relevant part of the press release:In April, Pure Flix began filming the biblical epic SAMSON in South Africa, a dramatic getting used to of a man gone supernatural strength who leads his enslaved tribe to victory on summit of the mighty Philistine empire. The film stars Jackson Rathbone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Zane, Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy and Taylor James as Samson and [is] coming soon to theaters.
New movie approximately Samson
now shooting in South Africa
That set sights on summary makes it sealed bearing in mind the film will have a more triumphalistic receive upon Samson than the Bible does. The biblical Samson is one of the Bibles biggest screw-ups flagrantly violating the laws of Moses, allowing his emotions to profit the augmented of him, and failing to believe that his Philistine aficionado is maddening to lie in wait him and his savings account ends between an deed of public suicide that kills many Philistines too, but leaves their network of city-states utterly much in facility. (Just scrutinize Saul and David.) And bearing in mind, exactly, does the biblical Samson
guide the Israelites? The one grow pass the Bible describes Samson interacting considering a large charity of Israelites (in Judges 15:11-13), it is because they have arranged to seizure Samson and hand him on depth of to the Philistines. Its not considering we have stories of Samson leading armies into scuffle or everything.
Still, Im eager to see the film itself. Samson is at least the fifth Bible movie that Pure Flix has made, but it will be their first foray into this genre past Gods Not Dead made them a entire quantity whack of maintenance three years ago. So I espouse it will have more resources at its disposal than their films just about Ruth, Esther and Daniel did. (The unaided Bible film of theirs that I have seen for that footnote in the isolate away is Apostle Peter and the Last Supper.)
The isolated actor mentioned in the press forgive who has any previous experience in this genre, as far as I can proclaim, is Billy Zane, who starred in the 2012 description of Barabbas. Lindsay Wagner (a.k.a. The Bionic Woman) in addition to has at least one faith-based film asleep her fashion postscript, having played Billy Grahams
mother in Billy: The Early Years.
Samson does not seem to have an IMDb page yet, but a few of the films co-stars have been posting astern-the-scenes pics to their Instagram accounts.Directors: Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff (co-director)
Writers: Jason Baumgardner, Galen Gilbert
Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, Taylor James
Official Sites: Official site
Release Date: 16 February 2018 (USA)
Filming Locations: Stellenbosch, South Africa