WHAT/WHO From Pure Flix, creators of GOD’S NOT DEAD, comes SAMSON, the action-packed biblical epic starring Billy Zane, Golden GlobeÆ winner Rutger Hauer, Jackson Rathbone, EmmyÆ winner Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy and Taylor James in the title role.
RELEASE Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
SYNOPSIS SAMSON is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After betrayal by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.
NEWS HOOKS A HERO OF OLD IS RELEVANT NOW Pure Flix is a faith-film studio taking on contemporary issues in movies such as the hit GOD’S NOT DEAD. Now comes a page from ancient history. Samson’s journey of passion, betrayal and redemption reminds audiences that our failures do not define our future. Talk to filmmakers about SAMSON’s relevance today.
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW SAMSON? It’s one of the Bible’s best-known stories. Or is it? There’s more to Samson than muscles and a haircut. Ask the film’s creators what surprised them as they brought this ancient and classic story to contemporary audiences.
TRENDS IN FAITH FILMS Pure Fix is the No. 1 independent producer of faith films, responsible for the phenomenally successful GOD’S NOT DEAD, among other well-known productions. What are the trends today in faith-and-family films, particularly as society seems to polarize?
DIRECTOR Bruce Macdonald
SCREENPLAY Jason Baumgardner Galen Gilbert Timothy Ratajczak Zach Smith
FEATURING Billy Zane (TITANIC) as King Balek Rutger Hauer (BLADE RUNNER) as Manoah, Samson’s father Jackson Rathbone (The Last Ship, TWILIGHT) as King Balek’s son, Rallah Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) as Samson’s mother, Zealphonis Caitlin Leahy (Black-ish) as Delilah Taylor James (JUSTICE LEAGUE) as Samson
PRODUCERS David A.R. White Michael Scott Elizabeth Travis Alysoun Wolfe Vlokkie Gordon Bruce Macdonald Craig Jones Brittany Yost
PRODUCTION/DISTRIBUTION Pure Flix
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About Pure Flix Founded in 2005, led by Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Elizabeth Travis and Alysoun Wolfe, Pure Flix is the leading independent faith-and-family studio in the world. Recent releases include: The Case for Christ, God’s Not Dead 2, God’s Not Dead, Do You Believe?, Woodlawn, A Question of Faith and Same Kind of Different as Me. With offices in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Pure Flix has produced, acquired, marketed, and distributed more than 100 faith and family-friendly films. Aiming to influence the global culture for Christ through media, Pure Flix is the industry leader in creating high-quality inspirational feature film content. The studio’s official website is Pureflixstudio.com. The company also features a leading streaming video on demand service, with thousands of movies, originals, TV shows and more emphasizing faith, family and fun. For more information, go to Pureflix.com.