Kevin Sorbo vs. The 12 Biggest Lies
MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 30 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Kevin Sorbo (SOUL SURFER, WHAT IF…, AVENGING ANGEL, HERCULES, ANDROMEDA) wants to stand up for truth, and as the host of Cloud Ten Pictures' upcoming explosive documentary THE 12 BIGGEST LIES, he'll be facing the age-old battle between truth and lies head-on.
This will represent Sorbo's first foray into the documentary genre. The popular actor's portrayal as the mythological hero, Hercules, perfectly positions Sorbo to be a current-day myth-buster, and he found the content presented in THE 12 BIGGEST LIES too intriguing to pass up.
"I've been approached to host TV shows in the past, but acting/producing has always been my focus. In this case, though, the subject matter was too compelling to turn away. We are becoming a nation of sheep, believing everything we are spoon-fed in school and by the press. I think some good healthy debate could be beneficial. I can't say that I espouse everything as it is presented in this project, but I can say my mind is open to consider all the possibilities, and I'd like people to join me - in making up their own minds!" declared Sorbo.
Sorbo's interest in the film was peaked after hearing the shocking "truths" that would be unveiled as lies. Though Producer/Director André van Heerden saw his involvement as a long shot, he was surprised to find that the popular actor did not shy away from the overtly controversial nature of the film. In fact, Sorbo hopes that his involvement in THE 12 BIGGEST LIES will help to stimulate debate and encourage free thinking from the documentary's viewers.
"Communism didn't work for the USSR, but it was an accepted philosophy for over 50 years. Once the wall came down, that philosophy was exposed for the failed experiment - the lie - that it was. It still boggles the mind; some of those people had lived a lie for their entire lives to that point. We have similar accepted theories today, where any debate has been squelched by the community that yells the loudest, and that's too bad. I'm just doing my part to help create a free-thought zone and give the other side a voice. It's exciting - exhilarating, even," said Sorbo.
Sorbo's warm and easygoing personality invites viewers to tackle the 12 BIGGEST LIES with him while asking provoking questions along the way: "What if the world we think exists, doesn't? Would you want to know?"
"Kevin is a great 'everyman' because he's real and down-to-earth. What you see is what you get. That's exactly who we needed to be asking the 'big questions'," said van Heerden.
THE 12 BIGGEST LIES explores several topics that may be viewed as extremely controversial to some audiences. "Men and women are equal", "The world is overpopulated", and "Islam is a religion of peace" are some of lies exposed in the documentary. Sorbo's personality helps to connect with the audience and keep the naysayers glued to their screens.
"I think the reason that Kevin has remained so popular as HERCULES and as Captain Dylan Hunt on ANDROMEDA is that he has a very human and approachable quality to him. He's trustworthy and you want to follow him. When dealing with topics as controversial as this documentary does, we needed someone like that to help people keep an open mind," added van Heerden.
Featuring interviews from leading minds such as Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Alex Jones, Kerby Anderson, Dr. Craig Hazen, Calvin Smith, Dr. Jeff Seif, Dr. Stanley Monteith, Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Michael Coren, Ray Comfort, Jack Kinsella, Nonie Darwish, and many others; 12 BIGGEST LIES marks Cloud Ten's ninth documentary, and is the follow up to DRAGONS OR DINOSAURS?, which revealed shocking new evidence in the age old creation vs. evolution debate.
12 BIGGEST LIES releases on DVD nationwide on October 12, 2010 and is available for church exhibition through Cloud Ten's Church Cinema program. 12 BIGGEST LIES will be distributed domestically on DVD to the secular and Christian markets through E1 Entertainment and to all other markets directly by Cloud Ten Pictures.