No real news here, per se. We still don’t know who will play the Antichrist — or, come to that, whether the Antichrist will even appear in this reboot. (See Batman Begins, Casino Royale and The Amazing Spider-Man for examples of how franchise reboots sometimes put off re-introducing certain key characters until they get their own sequels.) But, thanks to ComingSoon.net, we do have a poster that shows Nicolas Cage standing next to a downed airplane (not the one flown by his character, presumably), and it does look more like a movie poster than the straight-to-video images that were created for the original trilogy. If only it didn’t look so reminiscent of Knowing (2009), yet another apocalyptic Nicolas Cage movie that featured an airplane crash and a fair bit of biblical imagery. Not that there’s anything wrong with Knowing, per se; but the similarity does make the Left Behind reboot look just that much more redundant.
The Left Behind remake gets a poster.
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Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).