First Teaser Trailer for “Left Behind” Remake Released (Video)

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Who needs Kirk Cameron when you have Nicolas Cage?

The teaser for the upcoming Rapture thriller “Left Behind” — based on the bestselling novel of the same name by evangelical Christian minister Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins — just debuted on the movie’s official Facebook page. It certainly looks more expensive and effects-heavy than the 2000 version, which featured the former “Growing Pains” star in a lead role.

This time around, Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill”) takes over Cameron’s part as journalist Buck Williams, but the big draw here is Oscar winner Nicolas Cage — no stranger to apocalyptic cinema after 2009′s “Knowing”– following up his acclaimed performance in the independent drama “Joe” from last year. Cage plays airline pilot Rayford Steele, played in the original version by veteran TV actor Brad Johnson.

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SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal
Michael Calia

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