Faith based films are now the rage in Hollywood again.Christian-themed films without the plagues and floods also largely avoided the questions of biblical accuracy that bedeviled the Old Testament adaptations.Christianity makes far wider use of images.
Over the next 11 months, Hollywood is planning to release more big Biblical movies than it put out during the previous 11 years combined, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down in 2015 (or beyond). For an industry that spent much of the 2000s shying away from explicitly religious fare—the controversy over the alleged anti-Semitism of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ effectively wiped out the genre, despite the film’s huge box office receipts—it’s a remarkable about-face that’s as surprising as it is sudden.
If it is sincere, it will be successful. ‘God’s Not Dead’ cost 2 million to make but made close to $61 million in domestic gross sales.”
This weekend David and Goliath opened in select markets.Beyond the Mask” had a budget of $4 million, stars famous Hollywood actors including John Rhys-Davies (who played Gimli in the “Lord of the Rings” franchise, as well as Sallah in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”) and will hit movie theaters in all 50 states tomorrow. It has broken records.
Octavia Spencerr will take a huge role playing God in the upcoming Shack. Faith sells.
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