Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Okay, so here we go. As I’m currently typing this on my linux box in my loft, my editing computer is rendering “Leap”. For those who don’t know, “Leap” was my first Christian film and second ever feature. It was written, shot, and cut all within a year for an insanely low budget! When I decided to make the film, I initally made a list of issues that I wanted to address. And not just issues about the secular world, but issues about what most Christians believe regarding the end times. My list grew quickly, so I had to cut back and decided that if I ever have the chance to do a sequel, I’ll address those issues then.
Well, here I am. Sequel time. I currently have about five pages of “stuff” that I want to possibly include or address. Some of these things will actually be expanding on and clarifying my beliefs as stated in “Leap”. For example, in “Leap”, a college student asks her youth pastor what the beast of the sea and the antichrist are. The pastor tells the student that the beast is a nation the antichrist will control and that the antichrist is a man that some say will rise to power. Now, anyone who has actually studied the scriptures will know that the Vatican is the beast of the sea, and the antichrist power. Technically, there is a man at it’s head (the pope), but the vatican is the antichrist. I didn’t get into it in “Leap” because I chose to address the issues of premarital sex, the timing of the rapture, and speculation about the mark of the beast. In “Leap: Rise of the Beast”, I want to focus more on what the mark will really entail, and show the Vatican gaining control of the world. Sounds like a cool flick already. Another issue I’ll be addressing is the ten commandments and why they’re just as applicable today as ever before.
So I know that the film will start two years after “Leap” with the world in turmoil, and I know that it ends with the Vatican bringing about a second dark age. I have little things I want to include along the way, so now it’s just a matter of finding the story and playing connect the dots.
Whereas “Leap” was both and end times film and a parkour film, “ROTB” will be more of a traditional action drama that features parkour, but isn’t focused too heavily on it. I will be introducing a concept of training I created called “Fight or Flight” where MMA is the fight and parkour is the flight. As of right now, I want to create something that feels like a Jason Bourne film.
So yeah. I know that’s a lot of info for a first update, but now that you’re up to speed with where I am, it’s just a matter of you following along.