After a man drove 3 hours in the rain just to see the new faith-based film “Suing the Devil,” filmmakers have decided to officially release the film to churches, hoping to meet the high volume of demand from the public.
“We’ve been inundated with requests from churches of all denominations to show the film to their congregations sooner rather than later,” a spokesman from the production said in a statement.
“This will [make] the film more quickly accessible to the public.”
Released only in select theaters nationwide on Aug. 26, “Suing the Devil” has already garnered an overwhelmingly positive response from viewers, who find the film a cross between C.S. Lewis’ classic The Screwtape Letters and the Hollywood blockbuster “A Few Good Men.”
It held the second highest-grossing average of any independent film in the nation and was the number one Christian movie in America for two weeks straight.
Hoping to open the eyes of audiences to the devil’s tactics unlike any other film in the last 100 years, according to one pastor, the movie is being heralded as a great evangelical tool, comparable with that of the Billy Graham or Harvest crusades.
The Christian comedy thriller directed by Tim Chey – which stars Malcolm McDowell, Rebecca St. James, Corbin Bernsen, Shannen Fields, Tom Sizemore, Ros Gentle, and Bart Bronson – is about a washed-up janitor turned night law student, Luke O’Brien, who decides to sue Satan for $8 trillion dollars.
On the last day before O’Brien files a default judgment, Satan appears to defend himself, with 10 of the country’s best lawyers.
Countless testimonies of grace have arisen after the film had been released. One couple, after seeing the film, restored their troubled 17-year marriage. Another person came to the theater and accepted Christ after the screening.
Touching many lives, “Suing the Devil” appears to be getting through to a wide variety of people from believers to unbelievers as well.
The creators even proposed a money back guarantee for those who watched the film and weren’t: moved, caused to think about the devil’s strategy, or drawn closer to God.
“This is a movie which offers hope and inspiration,” the Dove Foundation praised. “Every Christian should see it as should anyone who has ever faced the storms of life, which covers everyone.”
As the film saw record-breaking numbers attend pre-screenings at churches across the country, filmmakers are looking to continue meeting the need by making a church license easily available.
For a special offer now, churches with more than 125 people can get a license for $500, originally priced at $675, to screen the film. For smaller churches, $300 will grant a screening.
And for a group of 25 people or less, a $45 small group license can be bought, advertised to be a great gift for a pastor.
“‘Suing the Devil’ could not have come at a more timely moment. According to the latest Barna poll, over 60% of American Christians do not believe the devil exists,” the official website penned. “How did we get to this state you ask? It’s simple: the greatest lie Satan ever invented was he doesn’t exist.”
“Our hope and prayer is that this movie really shows the spiritual battle we all face.”
The film is endorsed by Campus Crusade for Christ, Kay Arthur (Precept Ministries), Philip Yancy, Christian Media, Carman, YWAM, Youth for Christ, Christian Beats, and pastors from around the world of all denominations.
Buy an official church license now for your congregation by clicking here.