(CP) Pure Flix and Pinnacle Peak Footage introduced this week that they’re engaged on the following installment of the favored “God’s Not Dead” franchise, referred to as “God’s Not Useless: Rise Up.”
Actor and movie producer David A.R. White, who performs Reverend Dave within the franchise, referred to as the upcoming movie a “new chapter.”
“I am nonetheless humbled, eight years later, that this kind of film and this message resonates with so many individuals,” White mentioned. “The legacy and impression of ‘God’s Not Useless’ is simple and I am so proud and honored to be part of this motion.”
In response to the movie’s press launch, “God’s Not Useless: Rise Up” will inform the story of Reverend Dave Hill’s run for Congress. His opponent is aiming to take away faith’s affect on public coverage.
“Set towards a backdrop of unprecedented political, civil and non secular unrest, Dave struggles to reply an more and more related query of our time: Is God useless in American politics?” the synopsis reads.
Pure Flix introduced the movie at a member appreciation pink carpet screening on the AMC Century Metropolis in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The occasion was attended by White in addition to different stars from prior “God’s Not Useless” movies, together with Dean Cain, Isaiah Washington, Cory Oliver and Brad Heller.
“I have been drawn to religion and household initiatives, like ‘God’s Not Useless,’ since my son was born. I wished to have the ability to deliver him to work with me and have him stroll away with a optimistic and uplifting message,” mentioned Cain, who was featured within the first “God’s Not Useless”.
“I am blessed to return again and be part of the ‘God’s Not Useless’ legacy – it is such a transferring message and problem to audiences to get them serious about the distinction they will make of their communities and nation,” he mentioned of his return to half 5.
Manufacturing for the movie will start later this yr in South Carolina with Harold Cronk, who directed the unique “God’s Not Useless,” and the sequel.
Washington, who performed Rep. Daryl Smith in “God’s Not Useless: We The Folks” and can now reprise the function, added, “It is necessary to me to be concerned in initiatives that can resonate with an viewers for a very long time after they’ve seen it and that is precisely what the ‘God’s Not Useless’ franchise is about. It is about calling folks to make use of their skills and be of service of their communities in a manner that’s distinctive to them.”
“God’s Not Dead” started in 2014, with the primary movie starring Kevin Sorbo. The film turned probably the most worthwhile faith-based movies of all time, grossing over $100 million worldwide.