Mega-Seller Book Series ‘Left Behind’ Gets Film Reboot

Left Behind is a series of 16 best-selling religious fiction novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, dealing with Christian dispensationalist End Times: the pre-tribulation, premillennial,  Christian eschatological interpretation of the Biblical apocalypse.

The primary conflict of the series is the members of the Tribulation Force, an underground network of converts, against an NWO-esque organization, Global Community, and its leader Nicolae Carpathia—the Antichrist. Left Behind is also the title of the first book in the series. The series was first published between 1995–2007 by Tyndale House, a firm with a history of interest in dispensationalism.

I did read the books. I found them entertaining and engaging. I did not watch any of the film interpretations.

On the official website the below notation was posted:

Hi everyone I have some big news…. 
So, it’s finally done. It took almost two years, and a roller coaster ride that I can’t even begin to describe. But we have finally put all the pieces into place to do the Left Behind Series the way it should be done. Not everyone knew it, but we have always been “handcuffed” on the Left Behind film rights, because we only had access to books 1 and 2 in the series. So we were able to make Left Behind and Tribulation Force back in 2001-2003. Then we made Left Behind: World at War in 2005, which kept the characters from the book series but couldn’t actually follow the story from the books. Then in 2014, we remade LB starring Nicolas Cage. But now, I have officially acquired the movie rights to the entire Left Behind series. All 16 books! And I have been working closely with Jerry B. Jenkins and the LaHaye family to make it all happen. There were a lot of parties involved, but in the end the vision I shared with the LaHaye and Jenkins families is finally able to be realized. We are going to tell the ENTIRE story of the LB series over the course of 6-8 movies.
Now you know where i have been and why I haven’t been able to share what I have been working on. But it’s finally happened, and Lord willing, we can finally bring the message of Bible Prophecy and the WHOLE story of LB to the world.
I hope you’re all still ready, because this is going to be fun. Thanks for sticking around through all of this. I’ll do everything I can to make sure your patience is rewarded.

God Bless all of you, 

Paul Lalonde

I have to say that if this has a great deal of promise, but should be turned into a series because there is so much going on.

 

 

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