Here’s the first trailer for the theatrical adaptation of the New York best selling novel The Shack by author William P. Young.

The Shack was originally self-published in 2007 but was soon snapped up after selling over 1 million copies in its first year of sale and over 10 million copies worldwide just 2 years later. The movie adaptation has a fantastic cast which includes Sam Worthington,  and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer.


It’s no surprise with he huge popularity and following that the book has that a movie version of the story was green lit with Gil Netter (The Blind Side, Life of Pi) and Brad Cummings (Noah) as producers and John Fusco, Andrew Lanham and Setin Cretton as screenwriters.

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [Sam Worthington] spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa [Octavia Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

British Director Stuart Hazeldine (Exam) takes the helm for the movie which as a release 3rd March in the US. No confirmation on UK release date as yet but we’ll keep you posted. For now, check out the trailer embedded below which has amassed a gigantic 14 million views in just two days (at the time of writing) on Facebook and nearly one million on the official Lionsgate YouTube channel.

In the US, the movie goes up against Logan the same week of release. It’s going to be be a very interesting week to see if this movie might potentially cause a rather large upset at the US Box Office. Time will, as always tell!