The popular faith-based movie “Courageous” will be back in theaters next year but with added scenes and a new ending. Filmgoers “will get to see what happens to many of the characters 10 years later. It’s a new ending with a few surprises,” filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick said.
“Courageous” originally was released in 2011 and grossed a total of $35.2 million, more than 17 times its $2 million budget. The film follows Deputy Sheriff Adam Mitchell (Alex Kendrick), who “endures a terrible personal tragedy that causes him to question what is really important to him. Taking comfort in his religion, Adam vows to become a better parent to his teenage son (Rusty Martin), and convinces his friends on the force to sign a pledge that they will all strive to become better Christians and better parents,” the film synopsis reads.
The Kendrick brothers also are preparing to release a new film in 2021, following the success of “Overcomer,” which was released in 2019. Alex Kendrick attended the 28th annual Movieguide Awards earlier this year where he revealed the plans. “We’re very excited about that and it’s a true story, and it’s going to grab your heart. We love it,” he said
The actor said he and his brother, Stephen, who’s also his producing partner, “love the subject matter and what’s going to happen” as a result of it.
The brothers are used to making original content such as their No. 1 box office hit “War Room,” but their next film actually was brought to them by a friend. “We normally do write our own movies, but this one was so powerful when we read it and we saw how it was very timely for today’s culture,” Kendrick said.
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice