Matt Bilen’s own feature directing debut here comes in the form of faith-based fantasy adventure, Heavenquest: A Pilgrim’s Progress. The official website, Heavenquestfilm.com, will exhibit a 48-hour premiere launch on October 25 prior to a wide release on all platforms in January 2020.
HEAVENQUEST shares the story of a man named Vangel who is thrust on a journey against his will. There is a war between the Northern and Southern Kingdoms of Eos, and Vangel has been mysteriously arrested. Brought to the Southern King and sentenced to death, Vangel escapes and flees North. Armed only with a book called The Record of the Ancients that he receives from a wise sage, Vangel embarks on an adventure through haunted forests, dark swamps, and enchanted mountains. Along the way, mysterious travel companions assist him, sharing about a fabled good king and pushing him onwards towards the Wicket Gate, the gateway to the North, while enemies lurk at every corner trying to derail him from his path.
Billed as a reimagined fantasy fantasy universe, the film is both inspired by and prequelizes John Bunyan’s own novel with a modernized and adapted for today.
Heavenquest: A Pilgrim’s Progress stars In Pyo Cha (D-Day, Sense8) and Ricky Kim (Law of the Jungle, Oh! My Baby), with Karyme Lozano (Tres Mujares, El Manantial) and Ferrnanda Romero (The Eye, The Burning Plain) from Mexico, Australia’s Peta Sergeant (Snowfall, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), and American actors Patrick Thompson (The Return, Living with Frankenstein) and Alan Powell (Quantico, The Song).