101 Films International boards sales for recently wrapped Amcomri Production Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist.
UK-based sales firm 101 Films International, an Amcomri Entertainment company, has secured worldwide distribution rights to Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist, the recently completed sequel to 2014’s Left Behind, which featured Nicolas Cage.
Available for the first time at the Marché du Film in Cannes this week, Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist reveals how contemporary events are setting the stage for the return of Christ and the coming Apocalypse. Updated to parallel today’s world, the film follows the original characters and storylines of the best-selling books, which were conceived in the mid-nineties and have sold more than 80 million copies in multiple languages.
Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist is directed by and stars Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), one of the biggest and most recognized names in the multibillion-dollar faith-based film industry; Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger); award-winning veteran actor Corbin Bernsen (LA Law); and Bailey Chase (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). The apocalyptic thriller also stars Greg Perrow (Sleepy Hollow) and Sarah Fisher (Degrassi: The Next Generation).
Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist is written by Paul Lalonde, John Patus and Jessica Parker. It is produced by Paul Lalonde, Michael Walker, Ed Clydesdale, James Quattrochi, Jason Wan Lim and John Duffy in association with AMCOMRI Entertainment Inc., and Stonagal Pictures Inc.
The film is set approximately six months after Left Behind, which follows a group of those left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish into thin air. The prophesied Great Tribulation has begun, and as Satan’s counterfeit messiah, a man the Bible calls “the antichrist”, begins to weave his web of lies, everyone must choose a side – and the stakes have never been higher.
“We’re incredibly excited to be producing, financing and globally distributing Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist. We have a very successful history with this phenomenal franchise and we are eager to continue that journey. Since our recent public company listing we have dramatically increased our investment in film production and this movie represents a significant part of our forthcoming slate.” said Robert Price, CEO, Amcomri Entertainment.
Andy Lyon, CEO and Managing Director of 101 Films International adds, “We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to distribute this highly anticipated movie. There is a vast global audience of many millions eagerly waiting to see what happens in this next chapter. The state of the world today means that this film is particularly pertinent to both fans old and new and we look forward to offering this exceptional film, directed and starring the incredible Kevin Sorbo to our many clients in Cannes.”