The duo will return to the place where they produced their earliest hits.
Alex and Stephen Kendrick plan to shoot their next feature film in Albany, GA, which is where they began their filmmaking careers with the 2003 picture, Flywheel. The brothers, who were then pastors in town at Sherwood Baptist Church, went on to produce their next three hits there as well - Facing the Giants (2006), Fireproof (2008), Courageous (2011) - before moving on to other locations.
Details are scant, but the Kendricks' website states that the new film will focus on the "concept of mentorship...in alignment with Jesus' bold call for his disciples to die to themselves and follow Him." It will also stay true to their previous approach to filmmaking in that it "will be family-friendly, relatable, inspirational, feature both laughter and tears, and will honor key life-changing principles from God’s Word."
As for returning to Albany, Stephen, who typically writes and produces the brothers' movies while Alex stars in and directs them, tells the Albany Herald that it was an easy choice.
"Albany is where our filmmaking journey began; we love our hometown and are excited about partnering with the great people in our city, many of the local businesses, and the vibrant church community."
There is no word on the production schedule or specifics about the plot or even the title of the movie, but we do know that it will be released in theaters by the Kendricks' usual partners at Affirm Films, which is the faith-based division of Sony Pictures. According to the brothers' website, the picture will roll out in August, 2024.
Christian Film Blog will follow developments and bring them to you as we get them. In the meantime, the Kendrick Brothers ask for prayers on their behalf so that God will "strategically use this movie to bless churches, transform countless lives, restore broken relationships, and greatly impact the nations for His glory."