Pure Flix’s ‘Samson’ trailer for the highly anticipated biblical epic SAMSON is reaching new heights of success for Pure Flix! The movie, set to hit theaters this February, is the thrilling retelling of a champion’s calling, betrayal, and redemption.
“If you’ve ever faced adversity and wondered if God was big enough to see you through it, this is your film,” says Pure Flix CEO Michael Scott.
The trailer for SAMSON has over 5 million views already, by far the most-viewed video on Pure Flix’s YouTube channel. The last time one of their trailers got this much exposure was 2014’s God’s Not Dead, which grossed over $60 million at the US box office.
The trailer has less engagement than mainstream trailers like that of Disney (meaning fewer likes overall), but the views indicate that people are sharing the video a lot. It seemed an odd choice to release the official trailer only a month before the film’s theatrical release, but it seems to be paying off!
Audience reception on the released clips of the movie is generally favorable, with some looking forward to seeing their favorite Bible story on the big screen and still others excited about the action sequences and extravagant sets.
Get a look behind the scenes in the video below!
The action-packed Christian movie stars Billy Zane, Golden Globe® winner Rutger Hauer, Jackson Rathbone, Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy, and Taylor James in the title role of Samson.
Premiering nationwide Feb. 16, SAMSON is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.
SAMSON was shot on location in South Africa, directed by Bruce Macdonald and written by Zachary Warren Smith, Jason Baumgardner, Galen Gilbert and Timothy Ratajczak.
About Pure Flix
Founded in 2005, and led by partners Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Elizabeth Travis and Alysoun Wolfe, Pure Flix is the leading independent faith and family studio in the world. Its recent releases include: The Case for Christ, God’s Not Dead 2, God’s Not Dead, Do You Believe?, Woodlawn, A Question of Faith and Same Kind of Different as Me. With offices in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Pure Flix has produced, acquired, marketed and distributed over 100 faith and family-friendly films. Aligned with their vision to influence the global culture for Christ through media, Pure Flix is the industry leader in creating high-quality inspirational feature film content. The studio’s official website is Pureflixstudio.com. The company also features a leading streaming video on demand service, with thousands of movies, originals, TV shows and more emphasizing faith, family and fun. For more information, go to Pureflix.com.