David A.R. White, a founding partner of the Christian movie studio Pure Flix Entertainment, has announced that the third sequel to the faith-based film “God’s Not Dead” will start filming in Oklahoma in January.
The film, White said in an Instagram video, will be called “God’s Not Dead: We the People.”
The Hollywood actor-producer said he is working on a script for the “next installment” of “God’s Not Dead.”
He also revealed that “God’s Not Dead 4” is inspired by the 1946 American Christmas family drama “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the 1939 American political comedy-drama film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” “I’ve always loved that movie (the latter),” he said, adding that after watching the 1939 film,
“you can get an idea about what ‘God’s Not Dead’ is … this next installment.”
Directed by Frank Capra, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” is about a newly appointed U.S. Senator who fights against a corrupt political system.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” is about a man who sacrifices his personal dreams for the sake of others in his community and his guardian angel intervenes as he contemplates suicide on Christmas Eve.