Moorpark organisation heads adult teen chronicle of ‘Left Behind’
September 25, 2016 - Finding Carter
The writer and dual co-writers of a young-adult film chronicle of a best-selling faith-based “Left Behind” books are Moorpark residents who are energetically expecting Wednesday’s one-night-only display of their film in theaters opposite a nation, including Thousand Oaks and Oxnard.
The doubt they’re anticipating moviegoers will be seeking themselves as they leave: What would we do if a universe as we knew it was finale tomorrow?
And while a movie’s categorical purpose is entertainment, she believes audiences will leave a museum with a summary that “hope exists in a universe — that people can work together.”
“There is something some-more than we see in a unchanging day-to-day life,” she said.
Johnson, whose past credits embody “Rugrats” and “The Wild Thornberrys,” co-wrote a book with Kim Beyer-Johnson, who’s no relation. Johnson’s brother-in-law, Dave Johnson, is a producer.
The “Vanished” tour began about 4 years ago when Randy LaHaye, grandson of Tim LaHaye, one of a “Left Behind” novels’ authors, approached Dave Johnson with a idea of formulating a young-adult diagnosis of a bestselling books.
“I get it,” Dave Johnson recalls revelation him. “I’m in. It’s ‘Twilight’ meets ‘Walking Dead’ and a Book of Revelation.”
He talked with his sister-in-law, who suspicion of Beyer-Johnson and enlisted her in co-writing a “coming of age during a Apocalypse” film.
“It was desirous by a universe Jenkins/LaHaye created,” she said. “We took that universe and combined a possess characters and new story, though a film is set in a universe they combined and contains some of a large events from a books.”
Wednesday’s eventuality will include a filmed follow-up question-and-answer event with a stars and filmmakers. The film afterwards will be expelled by digital platforms and stores.
Depending on a success of a project, a 3 Moorpark residents wish there will be sequels.
“The devise is to make more,” Dave Johnson said.
So far, he added, a feedback has been good.
“We’ve listened a lot from teens, tweens and adults that it creates them stop and consider how they are vital their life, about their place in a world,” he said.
“But,” Joan Johnson added, “it doesn’t preach. It’s only a small bit of a wake-up call.”
If we go
What: “Vanished/Left Behind: Next Generation”
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, one-night-only showing
Where: Four screens at Muvico 14 (Carmike), 166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks; Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard
Cost: $10.50 to $12.50.
Official trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTXxbs1iF_s