Glenn Beck on Wednesday revealed what may be his greatest undertaking yet: a "radical" Spanish-language film called "The Revolutionary," and a film that will change the way you see Santa Claus called "Immortal."
"I began this week by bearing my soul and telling you about what has happened to me over the last five years," Beck said on his television program. "In particular, why I am so driven now to do the things that I do and what my pivot point has been."
"I haven't been told to sit down and shut up," Beck continued. "I've been given some ideas and plans and dreams, and we're going to do them come hell or high water. We're rising up, and I'm moving forward to run the rest of my race with every ounce of endurance I have ... We will do whatever it takes to make these ideas a reality."
Beck said "Immortal" was born out of his frustration with a commercialized Christmas, but he never wanted to be someone who complained about corporations or Santa.
"I remember growing up, Santa was important," Beck said with a smile. "It's magic! Santa is an important part of Christmas. But ... if the kids just think that Santa shows up and just dumps a whole bunch of presents, and you don't even know why we're getting gifts anymore, is that the lesson you want to teach your children?"
Beck said "Immortal" completely re-shapes Santa, turning him into something even more magical than he is now. The story connects Santa to Jesus in a way that doesn't compromise the original Christmas story, nor does it compromise Santa. It only makes him a richer figure, with far more depth.
"I'm tired of being against things. I want to be for something," Beck said. "I want to tell a story that puts [Jesus and Santa] together and works in a totally magical way."
Beck said "Immortal" will be released in book form around Christmas of 2015, and the film will hopefully be ready a year later.
You can see a trailer for the film below:
Beck also announced plans to create a Spanish-language film called "The Revolutionary," but could provide few details about the plot. He apologized and explained that it would be like saying: "We're making 'The Sixth Sense,' and he sees dead people!"
"We are not going to tell you what this is about; we are just going to tell you that we believe it is revolutionary," Beck said. "It will come in subtitles, and we think that's important for a myriad of reasons. But we want to make our first film in Latin America on a revolutionary."
Ben McPherson, who heads The American Dream Labs, commented: "It's important to us to echo the greatest teacher who ever lived, who was Christ, and he taught in parables. And we think it's important that we do the same."
Beck brought in a number of influential media figures to discuss the project, and all agreed that it was "transformational."
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