FRESH, YOUNG TAKE ON THE BELOVED NY TIMES BEST-SELLING BOOK FRANCHISE COMES TO THE
BIG SCREEN IN TAILOR-MADE APOCALYPTIC ADVENTURE,
HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED FEATURE RECEIVES U.S. PREMIERE EVENT RELEASE THROUGH ECHOLIGHT STUDIOS AND FATHOM EVENTS
Starring Amber Frank, Dylan Sprayberry, Mason Dye and Tom Everett Scott, this Event
Comes to Cinemas Nationwide on Wednesday, Sept. 28 Only
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 7, 2016) – The gripping apocalyptic adventure, “VANISHED | Left Behind: Next Generation,” comes to cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Inspired by the New York Times best-selling book series by authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, this highly-anticipated event will be presented as a special one-night exclusive engagement by EchoLight Studios in partnership with Fathom Events. In addition to the feature, audiences will get to experience a Q&A with cast/filmmakers hosted by prominent national speakers and youth leaders Doug Fields and his Co-Founder of Download Youth Ministry, Josh Griffin.
“’Vanished | Left Behind: Next Generation’ is a fresh, new YA genre feature that is already being embraced by young and old alike,” says Jeff Sheets, president of EchoLight Studios. “The journey that unfolds will captivate, entertain and challenge audiences.”
“VANISHED | Left Behind: Next Generation” stars Amber Frank (Nickelodeon’s “Haunted Hathaways”), Dylan Sprayberry (MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” “Man of Steel”) and Mason Dye (MTV’s “Finding Carter,” Lifetime TV’s “Flowers in the Attic”), along with principal veteran actors Tom Everett Scott (“That Thing You Do,” “American Werewolf in Paris”), Jackson Hurst (“Drop Dead Diva”), Brigid Brannagh (“Army Wives,” “Underground”) and Rachel Hendrix (“October Baby,” “Perfect Wave”). The epic adventure highlights a compelling storyline relevant to teens, tweens, and other fans of the popular YA genre.
Reminiscent of “Twilight,” “The Walking Dead” and “The Hunger Games,” the new feature takes its characters – and the audience – far beyond their own fears and desires, opening them to the questions of purpose, and whether their lives and choices really matter. When a billion people around the globe suddenly vanish and chaos engulfs the nation — headstrong 15-year-old Gabby (Amber Frank) is thrust into adulthood way too soon. The event forces Gabby, along with her younger sister Claire (Keely Wilson) and the two teen boys vying for Gabby’s affection, Josh (Mason Dye) and Flynn (Dylan Sprayberry) — to try to figure out what has happened and how they fit into this dangerous new world. Girls will relate to Gabby and her struggles to deal with missing parents and big sister responsibilities – while wishing they were in her shoes when she’s forced to choose between the all-American hero Josh and the dark and mysterious Flynn. Guys will be pulled in by the suspense and cool new twist on the ‘end of the world’ adventure.
“VANISHED | Left Behind: Next Generation” was produced by veteran writer/ producer/ showrunner Dave Alan Johnson (“The Client,” “Doc,” “Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye,” “High Incident”) alongside Randy LaHaye (grandson of Left Behind co-author Dr. Tim LaHaye). Larry A. McLean (“Pacific Rim,” “Christmas with Tucker”) directed the feature from the screenplay written by Kim Beyer-Johnson (“When Calls the Heart,” “Doc”) and Joan Considine Johnson (“The Wild Thornberrys,” “Rugrats,” “Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye”).
“We are excited to debut this exclusive experience on the big screen,” says Kymberli Frueh, Fathom Events vice president of programming. “The best-selling Left Behind books from the ‘90s and early 2000s made a huge impact on their readers and ‘VANISHED | Left Behind: Next Generation’ will resonate with those enthusiasts while engaging a new legion of young fans.”
Tickets for the “VANISHED | Left Behind: Next Generation” event can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Audiences throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
For more information, please visit:
Fathom Events: http://fathomevents.com/event/vanished
Official Trailer: youtu.be/xEXc88c-UZ8
Press site: http://thevanishedfilm.com/pressroom
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 885 locations and 1,348 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Salt Entertainment Group
Salt Entertainment, formed by entertainment industry veterans, Dave Alan Johnson and Steve McBeth, produces high quality projects for film, television and digital markets in the U.S. and around the world. Salt focuses on content targeted for markets largely underserved by mainstream Hollywood, with an emphasis on positive and uplifting values, faith-related projects, and stories using humor, honesty and heart to touch this audience at the deepest level. Salt is committed to a standard of excellence in quality and execution for its projects, to both serve its core audience, and then to cross-over with the same content to a broader general market. For more information, visit www.saltentertainmentgroup.com.
About EchoLight Studios
EchoLight Studios is committed to bringing relevant, redemptive and powerful entertainment to the marketplace through productions of the highest cinematic quality. From action-adventure, comedy and dramas based on true events, EchoLight delivers feature films which are family-friendly, entertaining and that inspire the human spirit. For more information, visit www.echolight.com.