Despite a dismissive attitude by liberal politicians towards filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza and his latest movie, "America: Imagine a World Without Her," a Florida state senator plans to introduce a bill that would make the docudrama required viewing for most teenagers in the state.
Republican Alan Hays said he'll introduce his one-page bill later this year. The bill states that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object, according to The Hollywood Reporter and other media.
"I saw the movie and walked out of the theater and said, 'Wow, our students need to see this.' And it's my plan to show it to my colleagues in the legislature, too, before they're asked to vote on the bill," Hays said. more >>
A movie adaptation of author Anne Rice's novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, which follows Jesus' life as a young boy, is set for theater release a week before 2016's Easter Sunday.
"I know I'm one very controversial author, but my novel Christ the Lord, Out of Egypt has a special place in my heart. And I'm profoundly grateful for the large audience of Catholics, Protestants and others – that has embraced the book over the years," Rice wrote on her Facebook page.
The Hollywood Reporter announced on Thursday that Focus Features will release the movie, based on the 2005 best-selling book, the Wednesday before Easter Sunday. The plot depicts the life of a 7-years-old Jesus and his struggle with being the son of God. more >>
An ex-gay ministry group has released a documentary comprised of interviews with individuals who identify as having formerly struggled with same-sex attraction.
Mastering Life Ministries announced last week the release of "Such Were Some of You," a documentary featuring interviews with 29 people who describe themselves as "former homosexuals."
David Kyle Foster, founder and director of Mastering Life Ministries, told The Christian Post that "Such Were Some of You" was made because his organization "wants people to know that Jesus Christ can transform anyone's life, including homosexuals, and we want them to know how He does it." more >>
The tallest man in Canada, 7'8 tall Jerry Sokolosky, has been chosen to play Philistine warrior Goliath in the upcoming "David and Goliath" movie. Director Tim Chey explained that the filmmakers did not want to use a CGI imitation for the part.
"Jerry was a tremendous blessing," Chey said in a press release. "We didn't want to create a CGI imitation like 'The Incredible Hulk' and so our casting directors set out to find the biggest guy and he's very big."
The $50 million biblical epic, set for an early 2015 nationwide theater release, wrapped up principal photography in North Africa and in studios in London earlier in July, and is currently in post-production in Los Angeles. more >>
A new video clip has been released this week detailing the building of the ark for Darren Aronofsky's film "Noah," released in March. This most recent clip was revealed to promote the movie's digital and blue ray releases.
In the 1:23 clip, Mark Friedberg, production designer for the film, explains that he and Aronofsky, the film's director, wanted to use their building design to convey that the ark had been built in haste, not carrying much artistic design but rather to show that it was built as a shipping vessel to transport all of God's creation, as found in the Genesis flood narrative.
"The basic idea we wanted to convey was that the ark was built in haste," Friedberg recalls in the clip. "We took the Bible at its word for its dimensions — the height, the length and the width. It didn't give any indication of a design." more >>
A new film will focus on the friendship of two British authors responsible for some of the most popular fantasy series in recent decades.
The close relationship between J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and C.S. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, will be at the heart of a new $18 million film, according to Entertainment Weekly earlier this week.
"Tolkien & Lewis," which will be produced by the UK-based Attractive Films is described as a "drama fantasy set in war torn Britain in 1941 revealing the faith, friendship and rivalry" of the two authors. It will be directed by Simon West and written by Jacqueline Cook more >>