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Question #90294 posted on 08/26/2017 10:38 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Hey! Have you guys heard about the Reign of Judges movie? It's funding on KickStarter now!

If this could finally be a legit movie about the Book of Mormon, do you think it could do well internationally? Could it be a big hit?

If not this project, how do you think a story from the Book of Mormon could be best adapted into a theatrical feature? Or, even if this project does fly, what other Book of Mormon stories do you think would be best suited for the big screen (or heck, maybe even a miniseries on the small screen)?

--Cush Cush Korihor

A:

Dear CCK,

Funny you should mention a Book of Mormon "miniseries on the small screen," because that's exactly what the Church is producing right now. Check it out! 

While this Book of Mormon video project will have shorter clips like the Bible Videos, as the article mentions, they're also producing longer (10-20 minute) episodes that will tell the story in narrative form. This is why I feel justified in calling it a miniseries.

...Okay. I'm mostly just excited to talk about this project because I got to be one of the extras in it. It was a pretty cool experience! 

Anyway, you can expect to see the first "season" of this Book of Mormon project next fall (as in, fall 2018). It will cover Nephi's story, from Lehi's vision that Jerusalem would be destroyed to their arrival and trials in the Promised Land (which, as it happens, is in Oregon). Next summer they'll shoot the scenes for the next season, and after six years we'll have all sorts of great Book of Mormon videos at our disposal.

-Frère Rubik

P.S. I sort of dodged the main thrust of your question; you were asking about the Reign of Judges movie. Honestly...I don't know. They would certainly hope that their concept video could start a fire like what happened with Deadpool, but I'm not so sure things would pan out that way. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.