Nicolas Cage to star in Left Behind adaptation?

October 22nd, 2012

Nicolas Cage is reportedly in negotiations to star in a reboot of 'Left Behind'.

Renowned stunt coordinator and director Vic Armstrong has taken over the project and is in discussions with the 'National Treasure' actor about creating a film trilogy based on the Christian apocalypse books written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins.

This is not be the first attempt to bring the series of 16 best-selling novels to life, with Vic Sarin directing a big screen triology starring Kirk Cameron in 2001, which was a commercial flop.

Paul Lalonde is returning with Michael Walker to produce the new feature, lead by Jay David Williams of Family Screen Partners as executive producer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The previous films followed a reporter left behind after the Biblical prophecy of Armegeddon begins, taking all believers in Christ away from earth and leaving the others to fend for themselves.

It is believed that Christian values will once again be the focal point of the new adaptation, although it will be more of a disaster film - unfolding just hours after the Rapture and exploring the survivors' quest.

Producers are reportedly working with a budget in the $15 million range.

The first feature is set to begin shooting mid-2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.