Critically-acclaimed Christian film creators Alex and Stephen Kendrick announced Monday that they will be rereleasing their 2011 hit movie “Courageous” with a new surprise ending.
In a Facebook post, the Kendrick brothers said “Courageous” fans “will get to see what happens to many of the characters” several years later and that the movie will include a “new ending with a few surprises.”
“Big news! It was exciting to share with our Sherwood church family that Courageous the movie will have new scenes inserted and be re-released in theaters next year,” the post reads. “More details coming soon.”
Sherwood Pictures’ fourth production was originally released in 2011 and grossed a total of $35.2 million — more than 17 times its $2 million allotted budget.
The film follows Sheriff’s deputy Adam Mitchell, played by Alex Kendrick, who “endures a terrible personal tragedy that causes him to question what is really important to him.”
Due to the tragic event, Mitchell vows to become a better father and convinces his friends on the force to “sign a pledge that they will all strive to become better Christians and better parents,” the official synopsis reads.
The brothers, who have produced other inspiring films based on the Christian faith, including “War Room,” “Facing the Giants,” and “Fireproof,” are gearing up to release another film in 2021.
While attending the 28th annual Movieguide Awards in February of this year, Alex Kendrick revealed the plans for their upcoming release.
“We are shooting a movie this summer,” he told The Christian Post in an interview at the award show. “We’re very excited about that and it’s a true story and it’s going to grab your heart. We love it!”
Kendrick said he and his brother Stephen “love the subject matter and what’s going to happen” and that it’s “a very timely movie.”
While the brothers are used to writing their own original content, the story behind the next film was actually 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. “As we began researching a way to shoot it, it became very obvious the Lord was opening the door to do it.”
When pressed further for more information, Alex said “I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag.”