Actor and devout Christian Kirk Cameron is being a bit mysterious in asking his fans to join an online community of like-minded people "who believe anything is possible if we love God and do the right thing over the long haul."
On Saturday, the former "Growing Pains" TV show star, posted to his more than 267,000 Facebook followers who "Like" his page that he wants fans to sign-up for his "Cameron Connection" newsletter. In return, subscribers will receive an exclusive, sneak peek trailer for a movie planned for release in March of next year.
"Hey everyone! It's me, Kirk. For a long time now I've been wanting to create an online, central base for like-minded people like you and me that contains movies, books, music, ideas, and concepts that can radically change the world," he wrote. "…My new feature film is coming out in March, 2013 and I can't wait to show it to you! It's super secret, under wraps, and not even leaked to the press yet. I want you to be the first to see it. I want you to be a part of it. I've made an exclusive, sneak peek trailer…"
Those who "join the team" are expected to receive the trailer of the "unnamed project."
According to another status update, the response has been "phenomenal." He extended the sign-ups until Tuesday.
It was unclear when the movie trailer would be made available to subscribers. This reporter did not receive a link or method to view the trailer when registering for the newsletter as promised. Many of Cameron's Facebook fans left comments and reported having difficulty signing up. No one stated that they had received the film promo.
It is not the first time that Cameron has used social media to promote and encourage discussion about a project. In March, fans and foes alike took to Twitter to express support and criticism for "Monumental," the documentary he created that links America's founding to faith in God.
"Saw Kirk Cameron's #Monumental last night. Awesome film. Amazing how far America has fallen & how our children are taught lies re: history," tweeted "Biblical Christian" and conservative Chris Black in March.
Other "Monumental" viewers, however, expressed wariness of the documentary. Some questioned the film's historical accuracy, while others argued that it offers an extremist approach to "fixing America."
"Kirk Cameron's new 'documentary,' in select theaters tonight, presents a scary and extreme fundamentalist viewpoint," tweeted Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a D.C.-based group.
Cameron is a television and film actor and is known for his roles on "Growing Pains," the "Left Behind" movies and "Fireproof." He considered himself an atheist at a young age. But when the father of a girl he liked invited him to church, he heard the Gospel for the first time and later committed his life to Jesus Christ.