‘Left Behind’ opens Oct. 2 in Destin

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
“Left Behind” will show at 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 2 and noon and 7:40 p.m. Oct. 3 at AMC Destin Commons 14.

The new movie “Left Behind” is an apocalyptic action-thriller based on the bestselling novels by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LeHaye that bring biblical prophecy to life in modern times.

Both authors screened “Left Behind” in advance and both gave it a big thumbs up.

“I believe it does justice to the novel and will renew interest in the entire series,” Jenkins said. “It is the best movie I have ever seen on the Rapture,” added LaHaye.

Nicolas Cage, who has had a long career in Hollywood, will star in the movie as Rayford Steele with Chad Michael Murray as Cameron “Buck” Williams.

The most important event in the history of mankind is happening right now. In the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world, and millions of faithful believers disappear without a trace. All that remains is their clothes and belongings, and in an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world. The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Planes fall from the sky. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. There is no one to help or provide answers. In a moment, the entire planet is plunged into darkness.

The new movie will focus only on the first few hours after the Rapture. The character of the Antichrist, Nicolae Carpathia, will not be in this movie, but will be introduced in the second movie.