Sam Worthington in First Trailer for Spiritual Journey Film 'The Shack'

December 1, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Shack Trailer

"We've lost so much already, I don't want to lose you, too." Lionsgate has debuted a powerful trailer for an adaptation of a bestselling novel titled The Shack, a spiritual journey story about a father who spends time at a remote shack in Oregon and "finds important truths that will transform his understanding of tragedy and change his life forever." Sam Worthington stars, along with Octavia Spencer, Radha Mitchell, Tim McGraw, Graham Greene, Ryan Robbins, Megan Charpentier, Gage Munroe, Amélie Eve, Derek Hamilton, Jordyn Ashley Olson, Emily Holmes, and Aviv Alush as Jesus (you'll see). This is actually some serious religious propaganda, with a story about Worthington getting a "mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called The Shack." This looks tailor made for American audiences.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Stuart Hazeldine's The Shack, direct from YouTube:

The Shack Poster

Based on the bestselling novel, The Shack takes us on a father's uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer). Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever. The Shack is directed by English filmmaker Stuart Hazeldine, of Christian and Exam previously. The script is by John Fusco and Andrew Lanham & Destin Cretton, adapted from William P. Young's novel of the same name. Lionsgate will release Hazeldine's The Shack in theaters starting March 3rd, 2017. Anyone?

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  • RAW_D
    Really liked Sam Worthington in Hacksaw Ridge, but this movie seems like a Hallmark Channel special promoting Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's music. I know the book sold a ton, and my mom loved it, but I feel like this is just a cash grab from the evangelical crowd...
      For sure. These religious movies make a ton of money, compared to the amount they cost.
      • ff
        lots of morons in the world. Look who's gonna be president
        • Kenobi
          Same can be said about our current one...hope and change? BAHAHAHAHAHHAAH
          • ff
            I'm not a huge Obama fan, but at least we aren't still hemorrhaging 800,00 jobs a month, the economy turned around pretty fast after the banks decided to tank it, he didn't start 2 massive wars that cost trillions in taxpayers $, he's generally a thoughtful guy, and he isn't an imbecile and can actually say and write a complete sentence. I'll take that over a born-rich dips hit who will only give more billions to the already rich, who doesn't believe in basic science, and who thinks it's total acceptable to mock disabled people and everyone else for that matter ALL DAY LONG.
          • Kenobi
            There's never been a president who isn't capable of writing or saying a complete sentence. The deficit is off the chart...the economy came at a huge price...but I guess we'll let the future fix that problem.
          • ff
            Hasn't been a president-yet. Wait another month. Deficit is off the charts because of tax breaks for Billionaires for well over a decade, most major companies pay little to no taxes, and 2 massive wars costing Trillions. As Republicans always say you eventually run out of others people's money and the middle class only has so much. But you know lets give these massive companies that make Billions in profits every quarter even bigger tax cuts and see if any of that trickles down. We only have 30 years of proof that it doesn't work. Let's double down on the stupid and try again....Trump is gonna turn things around! I mean look he's only ripped on Hillary time after time for her computer security issues and now wants to hire Petreas who was found guilty of the same thing and he's only ripped on Hillary for her speeches to Goldman Sachs and now he wants to hire Steven Mnuchin who worked there for 17 years to run things. I mean it's not like he a hypocrite or anything. He only has assemble the richest cabinet in all of US history our anything...I'm sure he wants to helps the middle class really bad and not just his rich buddies. What - a - joke.
    I am kind of glad Worthington is getting some work, but damn this looks completely and utterly meh.
  • shiboleth
    Radha Mitchell is a good actress and I don't understand why she doesn't get more roles. And definitely better than this one ... As for Sam Worthington, it's good to see him after some time ...
  • Wonder if we'll see more movies like this in the future?
    • RAW_D
      The answer: YES. All the previews prior to Hacksaw Ridge were "faith-based" movies. Although, strangely enough, no Kirk Cameron....
      • Can't wait, I really need to get good with God before the end times.
        • RAW_D
          The "end times" have been happening for awhile now. Seems like there's no end to the end times. 😉
  • Kenobi
    OMG this looks horrible...poor Sam Worthington...he is a much better actor than this
  • Jackie Cottrell
    I read the book and this movie is not a religious movie but a spiritual movie. As far as I can see from the trailor, it is very close to the book. From what I know, the book itself is not widely accepted by evangelicals.




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