Published January 19, 2010
Scott Stewart’s latest supernatural action thriller “Legion” is bound to stir up some controversy with its horror-driven (and at times comical) portrayal of the Apocalypse in which an upset God loses faith in Mankind and thus unleashes “evil angels” and the “dogs of heaven” to destroy all living things.
“I don’t think it is going to be on the Vatican must-see list, but it is thought provoking,” the film’s star Dennis Quaid told Tarts. “It’s more Old Testament than New Testament with God’s wrath and all that.”
The film shows graphic images like innocent man exploding while tied to a cross and murderous people possessed not by demons, but by angels.
Not surprisingly, fellow star Tyrese Gibson was quick to disassociate his personal opinion from the film’s heavy thematic issues.
“I think the beauty of Christianity, or any religion,is that when you read the Bible, we can read the same exact words, but we’re going to walk away with different interpretations of the same words,” he said. “This is Scott Stewart’s interpretation of the way he sees the world and the way he sees certain verses in the Bible. It’s his opinion, he’s entitled to it. I was just happy to help him bring that vision to life, but that doesn’t mean I see it the way he sees it.”
However, Kate Walsh hopes audiences don’t dwell on the religious nature of the film.
“There is the Biblical aspect to it, but it’s not preachy, and it doesn’t unequivocally say it’s this or that,” she said. “In the end it’s fun, an exciting and terrifying horror movie. You can take what you want and leave the rest.”
But back to Quaid, the 55-year-old actor is also gearing up for the release of the highly anticipated “The Special Relationship” in which he plays Bill Clinton in a dramatization of the ties between former U.K Prime Minister Tony Blair, Clinton and George W. Bush.
“I (spent a lot of time) with Clinton back in the 90s,” Quaid said. “I don’t know [if he’ll like how he is portrayed] but I hope so. It portrays him as human and I think it is fair. I’m definitely in his court.”