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Nicolas Cage Prepares For Rapture with 'Left Behind'

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Nicolas Cage is preparing for the end of the world ... again.

The "Ghost Rider" star will have his faith tested as he's signed on to star in the reboot of "Left Behind," according to Heat Vision.

"Left Behind" is based on the mega-successful 16-book series written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins that focuses on the Christian beliefs of the End Times and the Rapture in the context of contemporary political thrillers. Kirk Cameron starred in the original film trilogy consisting of "Left Behind: The Movie" (2000), "Left Behind II" Tribulation Force" (2002) and "Left Behind: World at War" (2005).

The new series will focus on the same themes but in a much more mainstream direction, taking on the form of a classic disaster film that chronicles the first few hours after the Rapture and focuses on the survivors.

Nicolas Cage has certainly dealt with epic disasters and the end of the world before, having played a tortured soul struggling with prophetic visions of disasters-to-come in "Next" and an MIT professor putting together clues regarding the destruction of the planet in "Knowing." Plus, if there's any actor whom we can just picture exclaiming, "It's the Rapture!," it's probably Nic.

Cage will next be seen in "The Frozen Ground," opening Nov. 30, and will be heard in "The Croods," opening March 23, 2013. He also recently became attached to "Donnie Darko" director Richard Kelly's courtroom drama, "Amicus," and will star in David Gordon Green's gritty Southern gothic, "Joe."

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