Paul, Apostle of Christ UK Release Date [UPDATED]

UPDATED – According to IMDB Paul, Apostle of Christ, the upcoming film based on the life of Paul from Affirm Films was scheduled be released in UK cinemas. However sadly and unfortunately we have been informed that the film has been dropped from a UK cinema release.

Paul, Apostle of Christ UK DVD Release Date has been scheduled for 18th June 2018

Read our review of Paul, Apostle of Christ

We know a lot of people here in the UK were looking forward to watching this film, and we can only apologise for those of you who feel let down, we also feel disappointed that it will not be releasing here in cinemas. Keep checking back however and we will keep you updated on the DVD release.

Click here to watch the teaser trailer

From Affirm Films comes Paul, Apostle of Christ. Paul, who goes from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Christ’s most influential apostle, spends his last days awaiting execution by Emperor Nero in Rome.  Paul is under the watchful eye of Mauritius, Mamertine Prison’s ambitious prefect, who seeks to understand how this broken old man can pose such a threat. As Paul’s days grow shorter, he feverishly works from prison to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and embolden his followers to stand strong in their faith against Roman persecution far greater than has ever been seen.

The film stars: Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ), James Faulkner (“Game of Thrones”), Olivier Martinez (SWAT), Joanne Whalley (“A.D. The Bible Continues”) and John Lynch (The Secret Garden).

Next to Jesus, no one played a more central role in the growth of early church than the Apostle Paul,” said AFFIRM Films Executive Vice President Rich Peluso. “He wrote  a vast swath of the New Testament and traveled more than 10,000 miles by foot to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This gripping film dives deep into the final months before Paul’s execution under Nero as he reconciles his faith with his past persecution of the church.”

David Zelon, who has produced two films for AFFIRM Films, brings his years of experience working at Mandalay Pictures to this project. He worked with Jim Caviezel on AFFIRM Films’ “When The Game Stands Tall,” and is excited to bring Caviezel into his first biblical role since “Passion of the Christ.”

The movie is written and directed by Andrew Hyatt (Full of Grace). Produced by David Zelon (Soul Surfer) and TJ Berden (Full of Grace).

Richard Smith is the founder of The Christian Film Review. His passion is to generate a buzz about Christian film and get people informed and excited about Christian films, showcasing the alternatives that in this day in age are a light in the darkness of what society is promoting.


  1. That is very sad, I was looking forward to see the film.

    • Yes, we are too and know a lot of people were, we will hopefully be getting a DVD release later this year, so stay tuned.

  2. I wonder what the reason for dropping a movie that has proved extremely popular and successful in the States, and was getting a lot of interest in this country could have been. Especially considering the timely release during the Easter season. Personally, I smell a proverbial rat: I’ll bet they dropped it because they worried the Biblical/Christian connection ‘might offend’ someone.

    • Yes unfortunately we don’t know the reason why, we haven’t been given an answer and could be a number of reasons and could be as you said. We ageee it has been getting a lot of interest and with the right marketing, it probably would have been a successful release over here. We should be getting the DVD later this year, so stay tuned.

  3. I really do think it is necessary for a reason to be given for not allowing this film to be screened in British Theatres. It is not acceptable to sit back somewhat disappointedly and say oh well we can get it on DVD. Is Christianity being censored in England? How does such a situation come to be in a land that is soaked with the blood of Christ Jesus’ faithful servants and Martyrs? Truly I tell you! That the response should not be “Oh well, we will await a DVD then.”

    • At lot of the time it comes down to demand, there have been previous Christian films released in the UK cinemas over the last few years, however the audience numbers were low. Unfortunately releasing films to cinema isn’t cheap, and here in the UK if a cinema doesn’t think the demand is there, they won’t take the film. There are a lot of us who actively promote and support Christian film here in the UK, and for us it is sad and dissapointing to see low audience numbers, especially when people complained we didn’t get any films released over here.

      In regards to DVDs, this has been improving in the last few years where we have seen more films released over here on DVD, some of which we have been waiting for, for over two years.

      We are constantly trying to promote Christian film, and are disappointed when we don’t see a cinema release over here.

      In other countries such as the US, Christians and the church get behind the films release and support it, over here we don’t see that happen.


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