Fox News host Sean Hannity's first executive-produced film, Let There Be Light, is slated to release on DVD February 28th. Launched nationwide October 27, 2017 and directed by actor Kevin Sorbo, the film surprised box office watchers with a strong opening on only 373 screens across the U.S., making it the #2 highest grossing film on a per screen basis.
The film is directed by and stars Sorbo, who rocketed to fame first as Hercules and then as the star of the box office sensation God's Not Dead and was written by Dan Gordon (Hurricane) and Sam Sorbo who also co-stars. It follows the story of a well-known atheist who has a near-death experience that challenges his beliefs about love, God, and family and also features music stars Dionne Warwick and Travis Tritt. Kevin Sorbo's wife and co-star Sam conceptualized and co-wrote Let There Be Light with Dan Gordon (Highway to Heaven, The Hurricane). The three of them also produced the movie.
After losing his young son to cancer, Dr. Sol Harkens has dedicated his life to the cause of atheism. As a best selling author and a celebrity debater, he has managed to parlay his attacks on Christianity into a very lucrative business. He is not only anxious to share his disdain for God, but he also finds great joy and satisfaction in attacking his Christian opponents on the stage. But even with all the fame and success, Sol is empty and distraught on the inside and his increasing reliance on alcohol to numb the pain is only making things worse.
His New York party lifestyle has isolated him from his ex wife Katy and their two remaining sons. Their unrelenting faith in God is something that Sol has actually grown to resent and he tells Katy that he just got sick and tired of her praying for his soul.
Sol's self-destructive habits eventually catch up to him and a serious car crash leaves him clinically dead for four minutes before he is finally resuscitated by some heroic first responders. It's a miracle that he's still alive, but what really changes Sol's outlook on life is what happens during those four minutes. It's a four word message that refuses to let him go despite his best efforts to deny it.
With the support of Katy's unwavering love and faith, and his own questions about what he may or may not have actually experienced, Sol struggles to find meaning and purpose in the words LET THERE BE LIGHT.
"Liberal Hollywood has increasingly moved the bar, making simple and honest films with solid faith and family values harder to find," said Hannity. "I felt compelled to start bringing quality films to the millions of forgotten Americans who want to see more of these heart-warming and entertaining stories that reflect our Judeo-Christian, all- American values."