Hold on to yo butts—Nicolas Cage, Ashley Tinsdale, and Chad Michael Murray are starring in a reboot film version of Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins's Left Behind.
Like my friend Joel, I too am slightly confused by this whole phenomenon. The books are bad literature, contain bad theology, and the original Kirk Cameron films only compounded this badness. They are—to use a theologically technical term—caca.
Plus, the books themselves are almost 20 years old—hardly relevant. Still, I suppose it really all has to do with our culture's continued fascination with end-of-the-world scenarios that seems to be especially apparent in this year's film lineup.