Nicolas Cage is back, again, and this time he’s leading a group of survivors post the Rapture. That’s right the star has entered into negotiations for the lead role in the Left Behind reboot. This mainstream Christian-themed movie franchise comes from Stoney Lake Entertainment, the new production company led by Paul Lalonde of Cloud Ten Pictures.

The franchise is based on the books series written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins that sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. Kirk Cameron starred in the original trilogy, hitting theaters in 2001.

According to the trade, Lalonde will produce the action thriller with Michael Walker, and co-write the script with John Patus, who wrote 2005′s Left Behind: World at War.

With a budget near $15 million, filming is expected to start in early spring for a late 2013 release by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

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