The Shack


Nov 29, 2009
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Summit Entertainment Acquires William Paul Young's The Shack

Summit Entertainment has acquired the feature film rights to The Shack, the best-selling novel by William Paul Young, which was originally published out of a garage by Brad Cummings and Wayne Jacobsen. The project will be produced by Academy Award nominee Gil Netter via his Netter Productions banner and Brad Cummings.

In the aftermath of a devastating personal tragedy, Mackenzie Allen Philips receives a mysterious note in his mailbox inviting him to "The Shack", signed by "Papa", his wife�s nickname for God. Mack responds and finds himself on a life-transforming journey of truth, forgiveness, and ultimately acceptance in this worldwide phenomenal bestseller.

First published in 2007, �The Shack� has to date sold over 18 million copies worldwide, 10 million in the United States, and over 8 million internationally, being translated into 39 different languages. The novel has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for over 180 consecutive weeks, topping the list at #1 for 52 of them, and has also been on the USA Today Top 150 List for 188 weeks. Ranked by Nielsen as the Top Best-Selling Book of 2008 and 2nd Best-Selling Book of 2009, �The Shack� has been featured in national profiles as diverse as Newsweek, TIME, People, and The New York Times.

Michael Paseornek, Lionsgate�s President of Motion Picture Production, Matthew Janzen, Lionsgate�s Vice President of Production & Development, and Bree Bailey, Lionsgate�s Director of Production and Development, will oversee the project for the studio.
Octavia Spencer Is God In "The Shack"

By Garth Franklin Saturday March 7th 2015 11:34AM
Octavia Spencer is in final negotiations to play God in Stuart Hazeldine's film adaptation of the bestselling novel "The Shack" at Lionsgate.
Based on William P. Young's 2007 novel, the story follows a man whose youngest daughter is abducted during a family vacation and evidence is found in an abandoned shack indicating she was murdered.
Four years on the man receives a note, apparently from God, inviting him back to the shack. Against his better judgment, he accepts the invitation and finds something there that will change his life forever.
The book has sold more than than eighteen million copies worldwide. Gil Netter and Brad Cummings will produce with filming to kick off this spring.
Source: Variety

My head is all messed up just watching the trailer.
This will go one of two ways.
It will be a game changing film that will inspire & have other faith type films rushed to screen or it will crash & burn.
Well, hopefully this will be better than any of the PureFlix films.

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