“Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo has starred in scores of feature films, including the 2014 hit “God’s Not Dead,” and now he and his wife, Sam Sorbo, have teamed up with TV and radio personality Sean Hannity for a new faith-based project: “Let There Be Light.”
Sam Sorbo recently told Faithwire during a sit down interview that the feature film, which is set to come out later this year, is about “the world’s greatest atheist,” who “has a near death experience and comes back with a new view on life.”
It’s a movie that she said will leave audiences wanting to laugh, cry and stand up and cheer. And when asked if she believes the film will cause atheists to question their nonbelief, Sorbo was candid.
“An atheist has a stronger belief than most Christians, so to shake that belief in the absence of God … as much as I would love to do that, it’s not for me to do; it’s not for us to do. That’s the work of the holy spirit,” she said. “Agnostics, however, need to be convinced, and the fact is we face evil ideologies in this world and you cannot beat an ideology of evil without an ideology of good.”
Sorbo continued, “We’re going to have to choose sides. We’re called to choose sides. And this is a movie that sort of brings that to the front.”
Watch the trailer for “Let There Be Light” below:
Focusing on an intriguing conversion story, “Let There Be Light” originated as a concept when Sam Sorbo phoned a screenwriter friend and pitched the idea just last year. He was so into it that he agreed to team up with the Sorbos to make it happen; and as they were getting the ball rolling, something else happened: Hannity also decided to jump into the mix.
“About two weeks (after we pitched the idea to the screenwriter) Kevin got a call from Sean Hannity, saying, ‘Hey, Kevin, I’ve been thinking about going into the film business. I think I want to do it with you,'” Sam Sorbo recalled, noting that she realized Hannity would be perfect to join forces with as executive producer of “Let Their Be Light.”
She continued, “We flew to New York, we pitched him and within half hour he was (on board).”
Sam Sorbo said she was shocked because it typically takes longer for a movie to come to fruition, with Kevin Sorbo telling Faithwire he’s read about many projects taking three to five years; in this case, “Let There Be Light” went from concept to fruition in a year.
“It doesn’t happen this way,” he said.
Kevin Sorbo added that the team behind the film is hoping to “strengthen the choir” with the storyline, encouraging Christians to get out and share their faith. He added, “I’m hoping to reach out to the agnostics out there.”
In an interview late last year, Sorbo added that the movie has “been likened to ‘Ghost’ meets ‘Heaven Is for Real,’ with a dash of ‘God’s Not Dead.'”
The filmmakers are also developing an app that will accompany the film — a tool to encourage Christians to “reach out to people to expose them to and convince them of the love of Jesus Christ,” Sam Sorbo explained.
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