At a recent press junket, director Tim Chey discussed the differences between his upcoming ‘David and Goliath’ movie and the other two, ‘Noah’ and ‘Exodus.’
“Well first off, I’m not only a director, but also an evangelist,” says Chey who has spoken at some of the largest churches in the U.S. and abroad. “So obviously I’m not going to make a film that’s Biblically not correct or does not give honor to the Lord.”
‘David and Goliath’ is considered one of the big three Bible movies hitting theatres after “Noah” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” The film wrapped principal photography in North Africa and in studios in London and opens as a platform release nationwide on April 3.
Chey refers to the backlash of the film ‘Noah’ which many Christian pastors and leaders shunned. The film still was a box office hit at $120 million, but Christians stayed away in droves.
“There are no rock monsters helping David unfortunately,” Chey jokes to the laughter of the reporters. “But kidding aside, I wanted to make a film that will reinvigorate the kind of faith the future King of Israel had, namely fighting a giant with a zero percent chance of defeating him outside of God.”