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The Sorbos Shed Light on New Film with Fathom Events

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Fathom Events will debut the next Left Behind movie, LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST, beginning Thursday, January 26 in theaters nationwide. The next chapter of the mega-hit series Left Behind film franchise, is based on the New York times bestselling book series of the same name. The movie delivers an updated storyline from the 2014 Left Behind movie which starred Nicholas Cage and earned more than 30 million worldwide at the box office. The sequel shows how today’s events set the stage for the return of Christ and the coming apocalypse.

The movie stars Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead, Soul Surfer), Neal Mcdonough (Minority Report, Arrow, Timeline), Corbin Bernsen (Psych, Major League, The Resident), Bailey Chase (Longmire, Saving Grace), Greg Perrow (Actor for Hire, Those Who Kill), Sarah Fisher (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Roxy) and Sam Sorbo (Let There Be Light, Hope Bridge, Miracle in East Texas). “I’m excited to bring this film to theaters across the country,” shares Kevin. “With recent current events and talk about the end times, this captivating story delivers the essence of what made the original book series and film so successful but does so in a fresh way, hopefully ushering in a new generation of fans.”

LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST is directed by Kevin Sorbo and written by Paul Lalonde, John Patus and Jessica Parker. It is produced by Paul Lalonde, Michael Walker, Ed Clydesdale, James Quattrochi, Jason Wan Lim and John Duffy in association with AMCOMRI Entertainment Inc., Polyscope Pictures and Stonagal Pictures Inc. “It is a true story – it just hasn’t happened yet,” shares Paul. The movie shares how after millions of people vanish and the world falls into chaos, the only light is a charismatic leader who rises to become head of the U.N. But does he bring hope for a better future? Or is it the end of the world? “The current political, social and global climate is creating a perfect storm for an even greater revival of interest in what the Bible says about it all,” said Paul. “Nothing you see on the news is surprising if you have the roadmap in your hand.” Paul adds, “We are thrilled to partner with Fathom Events to bring this powerful movie to theaters nationwide. This movie will help bring Bible prophecies to life so that audiences can understand the big picture in a more tangible way.”

Sam says, “It can be hard to get people (unbelievers) to go to church, but it is easy to get people to go to a movie.” The message of the movie is not to convict, but rather to lead individuals to perhaps take a look at the Bible. One scene in the movie (1:23 – 1:27) Sam and Kevin are in a church after the Rapture. Both had been married to true believers yet personally never made a commitment to Jesus because of doubt or other reasons/excuses. In this scene Kevin has become a believer and is talking with Sam who is still struggling with her doubt. Kevin’s character shares, “Faith isn’t about having no doubt, that is knowledge. Faith is about taking that walk to the cross in spite of it.”


Kevin grew up in a Christian home in Minnesota. His mother worked as a nurse and his father taught junior high school resulting in a down-to-earth upbringing that forged the outstanding work ethic Kevin holds to this day. When he was 13, he attended a Billy Graham crusade and responded to the altar call. “It was a very happy emotional night for me,” says Kevin. “And I always remembered.” In college, Kevin majored in business but secretly wanted to be an actor. He was covering tuition costs with modeling work. He soon dropped out of the university and started his acting career in the late 80s with his first appearances on Prime Time shows such as Murder She Wrote and The Commish.  

He received international stardom when he booked the lead role in Hercules, the Legendary Journeys. While filming Hercules in 1997, he met Sam Jenkins, the leading lady. They married in 1998. Following that success, Kevin had the lead role as Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda. The independent film What If was nominated for Best Family Movie of the Year by the Movie Guide Awards. He also received the Movie Guide Award for Most Inspirational Performance of the Year. Kevin starred in Soul Surfer and the faith-based movie, God’s Not Dead. The $2 million-dollar budgeted movie became the most successful independent faith-based movie ever with over $130 million in theatrical, streaming and DVD sales. Let There Be Light was a movie he directed/acted/produced, and this faith/family movie ranked number 4 out of the top 10 family movies of that year. He produced and narrated the documentary, Against the Tide in 2020 and Before the Wrath which chronicles the Book of Revelation. Kevin directed, acted, and produced the movie Miracle in East Texas in 2021. The major motion picture, Reagan, with Dennis Quaid playing the late President with Kevin as his pastor released in early 2022.  

After high school in Pittsburgh, PA, Sam studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Modeling offered her the chance to travel and learn languages; she is fluent in five. Sam moved to Los Angeles for acting, where dedication and perseverance gained her roles in several films (Bonfire of the Vanities and Twenty Bucks) and TV shows, including Chicago Hope and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Hercules introduced her to Kevin Sorbo, who swept her off her feet. They married and moved to New Zealand. While living in Auckland, Sam created and published a humorous and educational book, Gizmoe: The Legendary Journeys, Auckland.

She recently appeared in the movies Hope Bridge, and Just Let Go for which she won “Best Supporting Actress” at the Utah Film Festival. She served as producer and co-star on a film she co-wrote, Let There Be Light. It was the fourth highest-grossing faith film of 2017. More recently, she appeared in Miracle in East Texas. Sam also an author. Her book, They’re YOUR Kids: An inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate, released to rave reviews. Sam’s Teach from Love was a follow-up to encourage families to talk about Godly characteristics and instill virtue in their children. Her book with Kevin, True Faith: Embracing Adversity to Live in God’s Light released in 2020. Sam wrote Share the Light with Kevin to accompany their film and foster Christian outreach into families, churches, and the world community as a way to combat the divisiveness that has entered our culture. 

She is the radio host of nationally syndicated The Sam Sorbo Show and speaks publicly around the country. She and Kevin have three children which they home school.
Kevin and Sam will be doing a trip to Israel May 17-28, 2023. To sign up, visit their website:

Find out more information about the film LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST.

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