Pure Flix Announces 'Samson' Opening In Theaters February 16

Press ReleaseOct 31, 2017 02:40 PM EDT
Samson/PURE FLIXPoster for the 2018 movie "Samson."

From the creators of "God's Not Dead" comes "Samson," an action-packed biblical epic starring Billy Zane, Golden Globe winner Rutger Hauer and Jackson Rathbone and premiering nationwide Feb. 16.

Samson's journey of passion, betrayal, and redemption inspires audiences to realize that life's failures need not define their future.

"For anyone who ever wondered if they really could do what God called them to do, this film is for them," Pure Flix CEO Michael Scott said.

Samson also features Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy and Taylor James as Samson. 

Samson 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. 

Samson 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 said. "But there's so much more. Samson was an unwilling hero, and his journey to regain his faith-the whole story-Is relevant in 2017."

Samson was written by Zachary Warren Smith, Jason Baumgardner, Galen Gilbert, and Timothy Ratajczak.

Samson was produced by David A.R. White, Michael Scott, Elizabeth Travis, Alysoun Wolfe, Vlokkie Gordon, Bruce MacDonald, Craig Jones, Brittany Yost.

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