A new show, "King David," is currently being developed as a one-hour series drama that will showcase the biblical figure King David through a dark perspective as a man who becomes involved in making "monstrous" decisions at the expense of his family and personal beliefs.
The series is being pitched as "an epic mafia show in biblical clothing," by film distributor Atmosphere Entertainment and Entertainment One, which produces and distributes the AMC network show "Hell on Wheels" and internationally distributes the network's "The Walking Dead."
"Over the years, I've had a penchant for developing cutting-edge dramatic properties with historical roots and broad audience appeal. 'King David' fits that bill," said Mark Canton of Atmosphere, according to the Hollywood Reporter. more >>
Iranian author and religious scholar Reza Aslan's 2012 book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, may be hitting theaters in a couple years.
Lionsgate has recently acquired rights to transform the controversial book into a feature film.
The book, which was published by Random House and released in July, discusses Christ's life in the context of other Jewish zealots. more >>
The Golden Globe Awards nominees of 2013 were announced Thursday morning with films "American Hustle" and "12 Years A Slave" leading.
Both films earned seven nods apiece, while other Oscars favorites this year include "Nebraska," "Gravity," and "Captain Phillips."
"Mendela: A Long Walk to Freedom" also picked up several nods, including for song and original score and best actor in a drama Idris Elba. more >>
The Canadian airline WestJet is offering more than holiday deals – within four hours, its employees compiled Christmas wishes from everyone on two flights, bought all the gifts, and presented them at baggage claim in Calgary. This generosity made the video go viral on YouTube.
The event gave WestJet "an opportunity to share some of the magic of the Christmas season, not only with the guests on the flight, but also with the video at well over a million views," Robert Palmer, the airline's manager of public relations, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. Palmer called gift-giving "the epitome of the Christmas spirit."
"Twas a night before Christmas, and all across the land, the good folks of WestJet had a miracle planned." The video, already with over 1.5 million views, continues in this poetic narrative, and then splits the screen to show two different airports where a visual Santa had been set up. more >>
Ten years after Christian pastor Todd Burpo of Nebraska shared the near-death story of his then three-year-old son in The New York Times #1 bestseller Heaven Is For Real, Hollywood is putting the story on the big screen. But even months before the film's release, atheists and Christians are already fighting over it.
A trailer for the "Heaven Is For Real" movie starring actor Greg Kinnear, due in theaters on Easter 2014, reveals some stunning dialogue from the movie reflecting young Colton Burpo's "heavenly" experience.
For instance, the child actor playing Colton tells his mother about the sister that "died in your tummy," which no one had told him about. more >>
Lisa Whelchel is perhaps most well-known for her role as Blair on "The Facts of Life," but the mother of three has had an exciting and diverse career on TV and in ministry. Now Whelchel is featured in the new DVD "Lisa Whelchel's Everyday Workout for the Everyday Woman." She took time to speak with The Christian Post about the DVD, her appearance on "Survivor" and life now.
The Christian Post: After being on TV, competing on "Survivor" and being in the ministry, what made you decide to work on this particular project?
Whelchel: When Acacia first asked, my response was "no," because I don't enjoy working out. I had a best friend who was a personal trainer, and she was re-training me because I had been doing a lot of things wrong, pushing myself too hard. I rethought the offer and thought that if I could make a DVD for women like me, then I would reconsider. I wondered, "Is there anyone else like me, who doesn't care about the rock hard abs but still wants to lose a few pounds?" I went ahead to film it and actually had a great time filming the DVD because I was working with my friends. I was able to enjoy and follow the professional. more >>