Pure Flix is gearing up for production of the next installment of their top feature-film franchise.
According to David A.R. White, co-founder of Pure Flix, filming will launch in January. This latest edition of the Christian entertainment studio's most successful property will be called God's Not Dead: We the People and it will be shot in Oklahoma.
The original God's Not Dead, which was written by the duo of Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman and starred prominent Christian actors like Kevin Sorbo, Dean Cain and White, turned in an outstanding performance at the box office back in 2014, generating $64 million against a production budget of just $2 million. But the following two installments failed to match it, with God's Not Dead 2 bringing in $24.5 million, while the third film, God's Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness, did only a bit more than $7 million.
White, however, remains undeterred by the those diminishing returns and says in a social media post that the faith-based film will be reminiscent of the 1939 Frank Capra classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, starring Jimmy Stewart. And after passing on the third movie, Solomon and Konzelman are back for this project, and they evidently will not be the only familiar faces, according to White.
"I'm excited to go film God's Not Dead: We the People. We're putting together different elements of the cast. We're bringing a lot of the cast back, and (I'm) excited to share this with you."
No word on who those cast members are just yet and the planned release date is also uncertain. Christian Film Blog will keep an eye on this, though, and bring you updates as we get them. In the meantime, you can watch the entire announcement from White via this link to his Instagram page.