Thursday, December 21, 2006

Spotlighting: Thr3e - The Movie

Ted Dekker's award winning novel, Thr3e, is about to hit theaters in select US cities.

Thr3e is a psychological thriller which pitches a psychopathic killer against a seminary student named Kevin. Kevin joins forces with a psychologist whose brother was murdered by the same madman and the two must solve the killers riddles before he strikes again.

If the movie is as exciting as the book, then hang on to your seats! This is one ride you won't want to miss. The book twists and turns right up to the last few pages. Thr3e the movie is bound to thrill even more.

Author Ted Dekker gives the following description of the movie:

This film is an exploration of Romans 7 in which Paul describes the struggle with sin we all face on a daily basis by stating, "The good that I would, that I do not, but the evil I would not, that I do." It struck me while setting this story up that there are 3 personalities in this sentence, the good, the evil and the 'I', that soul struggling between good and evil. Much like the age old picture of a person with an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other, Thr3e seeks to show two primary truths.

1) That struggle is very real and 2) Man is powerless to win that struggle on his own.

Like all good stories, this one uses a paradigm familiar to contemporary audiences. A serial killer is hunting our protagonist who only has three days to flush him out before he himself is killed. But the truth of the matter is that he can only survive by facing the truth about himself by listening to that which is good over that which is evil.

This is a movie for the general market and seeks to enlighten the nature of the struggle we all face rather than providing instruction on how to convert to Christianity, so don't expect the four spiritual laws here. The point is to raise questions in a godless age, not line out doctrine.

Thr3e is rated PG-13 for suspense and thematic elements

To find out what theaters Thr3e is playing at near you, and for sneak peak footage, visit the official Web site: