Christian Newswire/ — At a recent press junket, director Tim Chey discussed the differences between his upcoming ‘David and Goliath’ movie and the other two, ‘Noah’ and ‘Exodus.’
“Well first off, I’m not only a director, but also an evangelist,” says Chey who has spoken at some of the largest churches in the U.S. and abroad. “So obviously I’m not going to make a film that’s Biblically not correct or does not give honor to the Lord.”
‘David and Goliath’ is considered one of the big three Bible movies hitting theaters after “Noah” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” The film wrapped principal photography in North Africa and in studios in London and opens as a platform release nationwide on April 3.
Chey refers to the backlash of the film ‘Noah’ which many Christian pastors and leaders shunned. The film still was a box office hit at $120 million, but Christians stayed away in droves.
“There are no rock monsters helping David unfortunately,” Chey jokes to the laughter of the reporters. “But kidding aside, I wanted to make a film that will reinvigorate the kind of faith the future King of Israel had, namely fighting a giant with a zero percent chance of defeating him outside of God.”
‘David and Goliath’ looks at one of the most powerful and beloved Bible stories of all time. The film will focus on the early life of David who fought against the Philistine giant, Goliath against all odds.
Do people in the church lack that kind of faith today?
Chey thinks so. “I have a pastor friend who says he doesn’t know anyone in his large church who would fight Goliath today. Sad testament to the state of our faith today.”
‘David and Goliath’ opens in theaters on April 3, 2015.
Chey also produced another epic film, ‘Freedom’ starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sharon Leal, William Sadler on the early life of John Newton. He also directed ‘Epic Journey’ that took him to 29 countries and was submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records for most countries traveled for a feature film.