Lionsgate has set a home box-office release date for “The Shack,” which was based on the worldwide best-selling novel. The film was hit in theaters, bringing in over $68M for the studio in worldwide gross. The novel alone has sold over 22 million copies in print (available on Amazon for $7), and serves as an inspirational story of faith and love.
“The Shack,” arrives on Digital HD May 16, and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 30 through Lionsgate. The film stars Sam Worthington (Avatar, Hacksaw Ridge), Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress, The Help, 2011) and country music superstar Tim McGraw (The Blind Side). The studio describes the film stating, “The Shack takes us through a father’s experience learning the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness”.
Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, written for the screen by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom) and Andrew Lanham (The Glass Castle) & Destin Cretton (The Glass Castle), and directed by Stuart Hazeldine (Exam), The Shack takes us on a father’s transformative spiritual journey. After a family tragedy, Mack (Worthington) spirals into a crisis of faith and questions God’s existence and life’s purpose. Mack is unable to move on, until he gets a mysterious invitation to an abandoned shack. There, God reveals Himself in the form of three strangers led by Papa (Spencer).
The Shack home entertainment release will feature audio commentary with director Stuart Hazeldine, five featurettes, and a deleted scene. The featurettes include a look at the development of the book with author William Paul Young in “Touched by God: A Writer’s Journey”; a conversation with the filmmakers, cast and theologians to discuss the movie’s depiction of God in human form in “God’s Heart for Humanity”; the music video for the song “Heaven Knows” by Hillsong United, the in-depth “Something Bigger than Ourselves: The Making of The Shack” featurette and a look behind the scenes of the premiere in “Premiere Night: A Blessed Evening”. The Shack Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.