Producers Confirm God’s Not Dead 3 Will Be a Musical, End With Full-Blown Altar Call
Scottsdale, AZ – Seeking to build some momentum for the impending DVD release of God’s Not Dead 2 - yet another sequel this year that floundered somewhat at the box office compared to its predecessor - the producers of the Faith-based franchise have released a couple of teases about the soon-to-be-produced trilogy capper, God’s Not Dead 3: Jailhouse Rock of Ages.
“It’s going to be a musical, first of all,” said producer and star David A.R. White. “We’ve done courtroom thriller and the classic college-set coming of age story, so we’ve decided to explore a new genre with the third film and make it a musical.”
“The idea of a musical is already in the films’ DNA,” added co-producer Russell Wolfe, whose bit character “Dr. Stevens” was written out of the sequel. But he’s not angry about it. In fact, he barely even mentioned it as he went on to say, “Since the film gets its title and mojo from The Newsboys’ hit song, we felt like incorporating more great music was a logical progression.”
Without giving away too much of the plot, White and Wolfe explained that Rev. Dave (played by White) was not the only Christian arrested in the after-credit events from, but that several top CCM groups were caught in the shake-down as well, setting the stage for an incarcerated concert the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Elvis’ day.
“And the final song will of course serve as the movie’s invitation,” Wolfe said in conclusion (He declined to confirm or deny Dr. Stevens’ involvement in any illegal human experiments going on at the prison, a plot point which might explain why people generally opposed to dancing might begin doing it en masse while in prison). The ending will be geared towards a coordinated altar call in theaters nation-wide, Wolfe explained. “Our goal is revival, nothing more, nothing less.”
God’s Not Dead 2 is out on DVD August 16th.