Chad Michael Murray May Sign On For ‘Left Behind’ Reboot
Former One Tree Hill star Chad Michael Murray is currently in talks to appear in the proposed Left Behind reboot that’s starting to take shape.
Although nothing has been confirmed as of this writing, Deadline reports the actor is presently in negotiations with producers to tackle the role of Cameron “Buck” Williams in the apocalyptic thriller. This role was originally played by Kirk Cameron in the original film.
If Murray signs on to star in the project, then he will be joined on-screen by Ghost Rider alum Nicolas Cage. The Inquisitr previously reported the actor was in talks with Left Behind producers to star in the upcoming feature earlier this year. However, it’s still unclear which character Cage will embody in the film.
Should everything fall into its proper place, then Vic Armstrong’s Left Behind will make its way into theaters or onto home video sometime in 2014. The feature is rumored to have a budget of around $15 million, which is a bit higher than the 2001 iteration of the story.
According to Variety, production on the movie is set to begin next spring. Family Film Partners will reportedly finance the film while Samuel Goldwyn Films will handle theatrical distribution.
Internet Movie Database describes the original film’s plot as follows:
“Rayford Steele is an airline pilot whose relationship with his wife has gone sour;he ponders having an affair with an attractive flight attendant, Hattie Durham. In the midst of a flight to London, a number of their passengers mysteriously disappear, and chaos takes hold as a number of vehicles on the ground and in the air are suddenly unmanned. Meanwhile, Buck Williams, a television journalist, is pondering the rash of sudden disappearances as he works on a report about Dr. Chaim Rosenzweig, an Israeli scientist who has devised a formula that would make any soil on earth easy to cultivate.”
You can check out the trailer for the original feature below.
Are you a fan of Chad Michael Murray? What do you think about the actor tackling the role of Cameron “Buck” Williams in the Left Behind reboot?