Hillsong and Hillsong United’s upcoming movie documentary “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” just had another setback for its release date. Will the movie push through? Read on for more details.
Relativity Media returned the film rights to the producers of “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” due to an expected bankruptcy.
The film, which followed the beginnings of Hillsong United, was supposed to be released on Sept. 30, 2015. According to Variety, Relativity Media was experiencing an aftermath of the company’s failure in paying their debt.
The production company acquired the rights for Hillsong’s documentary video last March. The film company then pulled out the documentary movie from its schedule.
This is not only the first time “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” got pulled out. In a separate report by Variety, Warner Bros. also canceled the worldwide release for the Hillsong United movie earlier this year because of the company’s failure to secure the rights deal for it.
Warner Bros. was supposed to release the film last April 1, four days before Easter.
But now that both Warner Bros. and Relativity Media backed out, it is unknown what’s going to happen for the film and how it is going to be distributed. And as of this writing, Hillsong and Hillsong United have not released an official statement about it.
Perhaps the Christian community is finding another distributor. Here’s to hoping that they could land a great deal.
Michael John Warren took the helm in directing “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise.” He recently shared his experience in working with the group.
“I don’t believe the same things they believe, but I’m learning from them and I’m taking lessons from them and I believe I’ve become a better person having spent a year studying them,” Warren said via the Official Hillsong Movie Website.
Michael John Warren is an experienced director. He previously worked Jay-Z’s “Fade to Black” and Nicki Minaj’s “My Time Now” documentary films.
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