Apocalyptic film 'Vanished: Left Behind – Next Generation' tells story of Jesus' 2nd coming through eyes of young adults


The new faith-based film "Vanished: Left Behind – Next Generation," is expected to make waves in cinemas this September. The movie tells the story of Jesus Christ's second coming through the eyes of young adults.

The movie is inspired by The New York Times bestselling book series "Left Behind," which is written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, according to The Christian Post. The series was translated into film by Kirk Cameron 16 years ago. Another movie based on the same book series was made in 2014 starring Nicholas Cage.

It might seem like there's nothing new to add to "Vanished: Left Behind – Next Generation." But the film still managed to put a unique spin to the tale of the apocalypse by presenting it through the perspective of millennials.

The film's synopsis reads: "When a billion people around the globe suddenly vanish and chaos engulfs the nation — headstrong 15-year-old Gabby (Amber Frank) is thrust into adulthood way too soon. The event forces Gabby, along with her younger sister Claire (Keely Wilson) and the two teen boys vying for Gabby's affection, Josh (Mason Dye) and Flynn (Dylan Sprayberry) — to try to figure out what has happened and how they fit into this dangerous new world."

The movie will be presented by EchoLight Studios in partnership with Fathom Events. EchoLight Studios president Jeff Sheets said their film caters to a huge audience base because it features a journey that will "captivate, entertain and challenge audiences."

Meanwhile, Kymberli Frueh, Fathom Events vice president of programming, is excited for the movie's debut this September. "The best-selling 'Left Behind' books from the '90s and early 2000s made a huge impact on their readers and 'Vanished: Left Behind: Next Generation' will resonate with those enthusiasts while engaging a new legion of young fans," she said.

"Vanished: Left Behind - Next Generation," which is directed by Larry A. McLean, will be released on Sept. 28.