Pure Flix has announced that is has begun production and shooting on upcoming biblical epic film Samson.
The filming is underway in South Africa and is a feature film adaptation of the Biblical account of Samson, a man with supernatural strength who leads his enslaved tribe to victory over the mighty Philistine empire.
Out of the pages of ancient scripture arises the first superhero saga — that of a child born with supernatural strength in 1200 BCE who, as an adult, leads his oppressed tribe against the mighty empire of his day. Though seduced by women and wine, his feats of might and valor strike fear into the heart of his enemies. In the end, only one God can stand in this tale of seduction, revenge, and supernatural might.
The film stars Jackson Rathbone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Zane, Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy and Taylor James as Samson.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing to audiences such quality and diversity in our upcoming projects,” Michael Scott, Pure Flix CEO and Co-Founder said, adding “Great casts, great stories and great faith-affirming themes – that’s what Pure Flix has always been about and what we will continue to be about.”
Samson is scheduled for release later in 2017.