High-quality LED bulbs can provide upwards of 25,000 hours of light in a useful life, but Kevin Sorbo’s new film, Let There Be Light, focuses on a different kind of light entirely.
Sorbo, who originally found fame in his role as Hercules in the hit television series of the same name, is starring in a new film about a man who converts to Christianity after a near-death experience.
Sorbo worked with his wife, Sam Sorbo, to co-write the screenplay for the film and direct the project as well.
The couple, along with country singer Travis Tritt, recently wrapped a three-week long shoot in Birmingham, Alabama for the film.
Already having starred in the surprise box office hit God’s Not Dead as an atheist professor who ends up converting to Christianity, Sorbo now has a reputation for supporting Christianity-based films.
According to Sam Sorbo, this new film has the potential to reach a wide audience.
“From a business perspective, if you do the right faith-based movie, you’re going to reach a lot of people,” she explained. “The idea [for this movie] hit me … I wonder what would happen if the world’s greatest atheist had a come-to-Jesus moment?”
However, this isn’t the first time Sam Sorbo has spoken about the potential Christian-based movies have for success in contemporary society.
In September 2014, she participated in a radio interview in which she further explained her stance on the Christian film phenomenon.
“I don’t think it’s an ‘us vs. them’ sort of mentality,” she said. “But I live in this world. I’m out here, so I see what’s going on.”
She also spoke about people “waking up” to the idea of Christian films, especially after the success of a select few.
“I think they’re finally starting to wake up. With the success of ‘Son of God,’ ‘Heaven is for Real’ and certainly ‘God’s Not Dead,'” she said.
On the film, God’s Not Dead, she said, “It was a surprise to understand the amount of support a good faith-based movie can garner.”
Her new film, however, tackles the issue in a new way and has people excited for the next faith-based film success.
Let There Be Light is set to be released in 2017 during the Christmas season.