"Courageous" to Re-Release with New Scenes
The Kendrick Brothers' hit law-enforcement picture will also get a new ending.
The fourth feature film from the brother duo of Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, Courageous was a box-office success in the summer of 2011, bringing in just over $35 million on a production budget of $2 million. It followed up Fireproof and solidified the Kendricks as the top filmmakers in the faith-based genre, a position they maintain to this day, in our humble opinion.
They wrote the screenplay together, then Stephen produced it and Alex directed and starred in it, playing a sheriff's deputy who - together with three colleagues - commits to be a stronger Believer and better father. Those sidekicks are played by Christian actors Kevin Downes, Ken Bevel and Ben Davies and this was the final film from the brothers to be produced with Sherwood Pictures, a moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church, where Alex and Stephen were once staff pastors.
As to this re-release, Alex shared recently with congregants at said church some of what is to come. And while there's not a lot of information, it will definitely cover some new ground.
"We now will get to see what happens to each character ten years later! It's a new ending with a few surprises! More details coming soon."
They're planning for a theatrical release of this new version of Courageous in 2021 and Christian Film Blog will keep you abreast of developments. In the meantime, the trailer below will refresh your memory about the original iteration.