Want to Be in the Nicolas Cage ‘Left Behind’ Remake?

You know you want to be an extra in a Christian movie that’s bound to be cringe-worthy and that there’s no movie that better fits that description than the upcoming Left Behind remake.

And you know the fact that Nicolas Cage stars in it makes it all the more appealing! (As someone who has been in a movie with Cage, I highly recommend it.)

Director Vic Armstrong tweeted this today:

If you’re an atheist in Louisiana, you owe it to all of us to make this happen. Just because.


About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

    I can only hope this movie will only be shown in a Christian porn theaters, so that the rest of us don’t have to watch the evangelicals self-righteously wank off to the suffering of those “left behind.” Because if I walk into another movie theater to see the local minister with his pulpit in hand moaning about jews, atheist and hell fire, I am going to scream.

    • Sideshow Billybob

      Hell hire? Is that where they get the employees for customer support? (My apologies to Holytape.)

      • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

        Damn dyslexai.

    • C.L. Honeycutt

      He had his PULPIT in hand? The guy was dedicated, I’ll give him that. ;)

      • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

        I should have put it in quotes.

        • C.L. Honeycutt

          Gah! You might have meant a metaphorical pulpit in that he was ranting, but I imagined a totally different metaphor for what he had “in hand”.

          Going to go cry a while, BBS.

  • Sideshow Billybob

    Wasn’t the first version enough? Bloody sadists.

    • C.L. Honeycutt

      Given the death cult that inspired the first one, I’m thinking it’s more masochism. Too bad they believe everyone is secretly into masochism…

  • The Bald Cypress

    I’ve sent them an email. I’m sure there are going to be lots of people applying to be extras, though. I hope I don’t get … left behind.

    • C.L. Honeycutt

      You forgot your sunglasses. Still, well done, good tree.

  • Matthew Baker

    Do they really want this movie attached to the Cheese factory that is Nicolas Cage? Don’t some take this stuff too seriously to leave it to the Ghost Rider?

    • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

      It’s almost as if Nicolas Cage takes every bad movie review as a challenge. “Oh yeah, well if you thought that movie sucked, just wait ’til you see my next movie!”

      • Spuddie

        I liked Drive Angry but that was more in spite of Nicholas Cage rather than because of him. William Fitchner made the film as “Hell’s Accountant”.

    • Spuddie

      Like his performance in the remake of The Wicker Man wasn’t enough to reinforce the idea that Nic Cage + remakes/reboots = really bad idea.

      • duke_of_omnium

        He wasn’t bad in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Although that wasn’t really a remake, as anyone who’s seen the Harvey Keitel/Abel Ferrara original could tell you.

        • Spuddie

          I liked that one too. Its not a remake or reboot do my theory is left intact. Werner Herzog is an expert at coaxing good performances out of “difficult” actors.

      • RobMcCune

        NO! Not the Beelzebub! AAAHHH!!!

    • ajginn

      Francis Ford Coppola is ecstatic that Nicolas Cage changed his name.

  • The Other Weirdo

    I totally want to be the extra to be melted by a nuclear explosion.

  • Scott Johnson

    In the irony department, IMDB.com classifies it as: Thriller, Action, and Sci-Fi! How true… though Fantasy may be more apt.

  • http://parkandbark.wordpress.com/ Houndentenor

    Usually it takes longer than this to warrant remaking a movie. Are Christianists now admitting that Kirk Cameron isn’t much of an actor? Will the remake be as unintentionally hilarious as the original? Stay tuned. We’re overdue for a camp classic. One can only watch Mommie Dearest and Plan 9 from Outer Space so many times!

    • SeekerLancer

      “Will the remake be as unintentionally hilarious as the original?”

      Nicholas Cage is in it, what do you think?

  • Crystal Bandy Thomas

    Hemant! You are my hero!


    Revenge fantasy, where you get to be the one taking revenge, is a pretty easy sell, generally. The “Left Behind” series appeals to those evangelicals who just want to ‘get it over with’, and be forever relieved of any need to ever think about anything, ever again while everyone who they ever disagreed with, suffers endless torture. What a concept!

    • jbchannell

      “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls into trouble. Do not be happy when they stumble. For the Lord will be displeased with you and turn his anger away from them.” Proverbs 24
      Those evangelicals you speak of have a smaller chance of getting into Heaven than a prostitute. Why? Desiring someone’s eternal death is absolute hate; “Anyone who claims to be in the light, yet hates another is still in the darkness.” 1 John 2:9
      -Consider that it may just be shedding light on a possible event that the authors want others aware of. Jesus warns several times: “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or hour.” Matthew 25:13
      The world and its desires pass away…

  • LesterBallard

    I’ve heard that Tim LaHaye, the asswipe who co-wrote the “books”, isn’t pleased with the remake.

    • Al VanWynsberghe

      he’s not making any money off it??

      • LesterBallard

        Ha. No. It’s not really about Jebus and sin and redemption and that shit. Just a thriller, I guess.

    • C.L. Honeycutt

      Having read the first eight Left Behind thingies, I can authoritatively attest that LesterBallard’s use of scare quotes to describe them is absolutely, one hundred and ten percent appropriate.

      • LesterBallard

        I read The Glorious Appearing, when Jesus returns, just for laughs. I got what I was looking for. I’ve never watched the Kirk Cameron movies. I’m sure they’re unintentionally hilarious, but my masochism only goes so far.

  • Kevin

    In lieu of royalties, extras will receive standing invitations to all of Kirk Ca’moron’s future birthday parties.

  • bintalshamsa

    Damn! I’m in Baton Rouge! I could TOTALLY do this!

  • http://danieltuttle.com/ Daniel

    I under estimated Nicholas Cage. He stars in some garbage but this is taking things to a new low I don’t even fully comprehend. How did this happen?

  • Al VanWynsberghe

    If the Kirk Cameron versions weren’t bad enough. Isn’t this a sign of the end??

    • xen13

      He must owe the IRS a shitload in back taxes.

  • C.L. Honeycutt

    I’m still distraught that I simply couldn’t get free to go be in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. My friend’s in it. Grrr!

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Why the hell does this have so many actual hollywood actors doing this film? Why couldn’t cage be the anti-christ?

  • Jeff See

    Well, I guess since the first one was so good, it only makes sense that Nicolas wants to do the remake.

    I’m suddenly less of a fan of the man who starred in 8mm.

  • Sam Mulvey

    Crap. I’m going to have to restructure the entire rest of the tour.

    Mike and I are unremitting Nick Cage fans, and well, I love goofy propaganda.

  • Fred Capitano

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  • Michael Snow

    Evangelicals who are literate and biblical recognize that this is fiction. http://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/second-coming-rapture-vs-scripture-christian/

  • jo

    Its a shame that people criticize christians for their faith and call them hypocrites however they should look in the mirror. Leave the judging for God that goes for everyone of every belief.