Bible-Based Movie Trend Continues as Prodigal Son Movie 'Wayward' Heads to Theaters (VIDEO)

A poster for 'Wayward: The Prodigal Son'
A poster for 'Wayward: The Prodigal Son' | (Photo: Courtesy Cedar Fort Publishing & Media)

Biblical movies are quite popular right now, and the trend continues with the release of "Wayward: The Prodigal Son," due out on Nov. 7.

As may be expected, "Wayward" offers a modern telling of the story of the prodigal son, found in the gospel of Luke. The story centers on a young son who decides he wants to leave his family, takes his inheritance, and goes out into the world. He loses all that he has and returns home, hoping to be taken in as a servant. However, upon returning home, his father runs out to greet him and throws a celebratory party because the son that was lost has now been found.

"Wayward" focuses on the story of Tyler McMillan, played by Landon Henneman, who is the prodigal son of the film. McMillan is described as a "pampered rich kid" who already has everything, gets more, then loses it all. It's a story that all too many parents know but hope never to experience first-hand.

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"I made 'Wayward: The Prodigal Son" because the Biblical story has always touched a deep place in my soul," filmmaker Rob Diamond said in the press release. "I've been on the receiving end of forgiveness many times for the mistakes I've made in my life. It's the perfect story of love, redemption and forgiveness."

Diamond wanted to take a unique angle with the film and hinted that while the traditional story will be told, there will be "a few surprises," most likely based on Scripture. Not only did he work behind the scenes to write, produce, and direct the story, Diamond also worked in front of the camera, playing McMillan's father, Rob.

The Christian filmmaker said that he made the movie for "my Maker first and foremost, but I also made it for anyone who loves stories of redemption and for those seeking some hope and forgiveness in their lives or the lives of the people they cherish most who might be hurting inside."

"Wayward: The Prodigal Son" is in theaters Nov. 7. Stay tuned to The Christian Post for more information.

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