The Hillsong United movie, “Let Hope Rise,” is yet again facing another delay in its released wrote New Release Today.
The movie was originally going to be released on Easter 2015, but production by Warner Bros. studios dropped it because of problems in rights negotiation. From there it was picked up Relativity Media in March, with a September 30 launch date announced.
Now, it has been reported that Relativity also dropped the film because of impending bankruptcy.
The report said that the film rights have been transferred back to its producers – the partnership between Cantinas Entertainment, Grace Hill Media and MediaWeaver Entertainment.
It is unclear what will become of the movie and to what extent it has been completed.
“HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE” is directed by Michael John Warren (Jay-Z’s “Fade to Black”), and chronicles the unlikely rise to prominence of the Australian-based Christian band, Hillsong UNITED, which emerged out of the life of Hillsong Church. The music of Hillsong Church is so popular it is estimated that on any Sunday, more than 50 million churchgoers around the globe are singing their songs.
The movie is supposed to document the band as they labor to record their next album and explores the 30-year history of Hillsong. The film is produced by Jonathan Bock of Grace Hill Media, Matthew Weaver and Ben Field. The film was brought to Relativity Studios by Weaver (Rock of Ages, Jiro Dreams of Sushi), whose MediaWeaver Entertainment company has a first-look deal with the studio. B. Wayne Hughes, Jr. and Greg Campbell of Cantinas Entertainment, which is financing the feature, are executive producing along with Phil Cooke of Cooke Pictures.