From the creators of God’s Not Dead comes Samson, an action-packed biblical epic starring Billy Zane (The Phantom, Titanic), Golden Globe winner Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), and Jackson Rathbone (Twilight saga). Samson’s journey of passion, betrayal, and redemption inspires audiences to realize that life’s failures need not define their future. The film premiers nationwide February 16.
The story of Samson is one of the best-known from the Bible. But there’s more to it than a haircut and an ill-fated marriage. The film is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.
“For anyone who ever wondered if they really could do what God called them to do, this film is for them,” says Pure Flix CEO Michael Scott.
Samson also features Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman”), Caitlin Leahy (“Black-ish”), and Taylor James (Justice League) as Samson. The movie was filmed on location in South Africa, and is a production of Pure Flix, producer of God’s Not Dead, the leading faith film of 2014.
“Most people know that Samson had long hair, Delilah cut it off, and that he lost his strength,” Director Bruce Macdonald comments. “But there’s so much more. Samson was an unwilling hero, and his journey to regain his faith—the whole story—is relevant [today].”
Samson was written by Zachary Warren Smith, Jason Baumgardner, Galen Gilbert, and Timothy Ratajczak. The film was produced by David A.R. White, Michael Scott, Elizabeth Travis, Alysoun Wolfe, Vlokkie Gordon, Bruce MacDonald, Craig Jones, and Brittany Yost.