The Left Behind remake gets a poster.

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.

Review: Knowing (dir. Alex Proyas, 2009)

If you’ve seen any of the trailers, then you’ll probably have a good idea what to expect from the first hour or so of Knowing, the latest mind-bending bit of speculative fiction from Alex Proyas (Dark City, I Robot). But even that first hour has its surprises, and after that, the film veers in directions that go far beyond anything you might have expected — directions that will be all the more awe-inspiring the less you know going into the theater.

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