The third sequel to God’s Not Dead, an apologetics film written to show the proof of God’s existence in a cinematic format, will begin filming in January, The Christian Post reports.
David A.R. White, a Christian actor and the founder of PureFlix Entertainment, a production studio and Christian streaming service similar to Netflix, said the script is currently underway and the filming will begin in January.
In an Instagram video, he said God’s Not Dead 4 is inspired by the 1946 Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life and the 1939 comedy-drama Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
God’s Not Dead 4 will be set in Arkansas in the early 1990s and tell the story of “the most beloved pastor in the galaxy.” The film was originally supposed to be filmed in Oklahoma from February 14 to March 13, 2020, however, due to Coronavirus restrictions, the film date was pushed back.
It’s a Wonderful Life is a Christmas movie surrounding on a man who believed his life was non-stop hardship and that he ruined everything he touched. As he attempts to commit suicide, an angel who needs to earn his wings saves his life and shows him what life would have been like had he never been born. As he sees this alternate timeline unfold, he realizes he was not a cancer on society but rather a helper and he is reinvigorated with the will to live. The movie ends with a big Christmas celebration with a bell ringing, signifying that Clarence, his angel, had received his wings.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a comedy-drama about a naïve local politician who goes to Washington D.C. to take the place of one of his state’s U.S. Senators. Mr. Smith was chosen because people believed he would be easy to manipulate. Instead, Smith ends up making some significant changes that help root out corruption.