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Nic Cage will go from riding with the devil to fighting the Rapture as the star of the upcoming Left Behind film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will be directed by longtime stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong, who only has one other film to his credit.
Left Behind is a 16-book series written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins that focuses on the Christian idea of the Rapture, which finds true believers being taken to heaven. Those still on the earthly plane find themselves dealing with the rise of the anti-Christ. The books spawned a trilogy of films starring Kirk Cameron. This new film series is supposed to take the basic idea of the source material but turn it into more of a disaster movie set-up.
Armstrong only has a few directing credits under his belt — a few episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and the 1993 Dolph Lundgren flick Army of One — but he’s been absolutely prolific on the stunt side of things. He not only doubled Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones flicks, but has coordinated everything from the original Total Recall to The Amazing Spider-Man.