"We sent it out, and 20th Century Fox called us and said, 'We want to put this in 3,000 theaters everywhere.' Only God could do that. Only God could do that."
The brand new "Son of God" movie—based on the TV mini-series "The Bible" by husband-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey is scheduled to open in an unprecedented 3,000 theaters across the US, on February 28th. (Photo via Hollywood Reporter)
Burnett and Downey shared an excerpt of their new feature film at the National Prayer Breakfast, explaining about how the entertainment industry views Christian projects these days, and why it's important for faith-based films to be of good quality in Hollywood standards.
"Just being Christian doesn't give you the excuse to make bad movies," Burnett noted in the interview. "They did not believe we could deliver a secular, high-quality movie," Burnett said. "We sent it out, and 20th Century Fox called us and said, 'We want to put this in 3,000 theaters everywhere.' Only God could do that. Only God could do that." (Photo via SonofGodmovie.com)
Burnett and Downey told the audience at the Breakfast that they are counting on Believers throughout the country to get word out about the movie.
"We are going to spend around $10 million on commercials, and that is nothing. You may not even see a commercial for this... The only chance we've got is the Church community spreading the word," Burnett said. "We carried the backpack so far. We made it; we unbelievably got it in theaters everywhere. It's now a great time for people to bring groups and bring people with them who need this message, who need to know who Jesus is." (Photo via SonofGodmovie.com)
Roma Downey added that Jesus hasn't been seen on the "big screen in a film since 'The Passion of the Christ,' and that was 10 years ago… and His whole life hasn't been on the big screen in almost 50 years, since the 'Greatest Story Ever Told.'"
Find out where the movie is playing near you, and watch the official trailer for "Son Of God" by Clicking Here.