'The Immortal' turns Santa Claus into the warrior protector of a young Jesus Christ

The American Dream Labs are changing the face of faith-based films. Alongside Ben McPherson, head of the American Dream Labs, Glenn unveiled two projects they are working on: 'The Immortal' and 'The Revolutionary'. While there were few details revealed about the latter, Glenn did go into detail about 'The Immortal'. It's a gritty action-adventure film that marries a rugged version of Santa Claus with the eternal story of Jesus Christ. It is unlike any movie faith film ever conceived, combining the greatest story Glenn has ever conceived with mind-blowing production value.

Glenn plans to release the book in December of 2015, followed by the film in 2016. He unveiled a trailer for the film to his staff at the end of last year, one he shared with the audience on his TV show Wednesday night:

Glenn described more details during the show:

The Immortal is really a story that starts from my frustration.  All the stories that we’re doing come from my head, and this one is really deeply personal, because it started two years ago when my kids were getting ready for Christmas, and all they could talk about was presents, toys, and Santa and elves.

And I kept trying to come up with some way to work Christ into it.  You know, can we stop with the, you know, fat magic fairy that gives you everything you want for Christmas?  Let’s actually talk about what it is.  Now, I don’t want to be the guy who complains about the giant corporations.  I don’t want to be the guy who’s complaining about Santa.  I don’t want to be that dad, because I remember growing up Santa was important.  That was cool.  It’s magic.  It’s magic.

Santa is an important part of Christmas, but it’s become nothing more than a racket.  If the kids just think that Santa just 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?  Because it’s not mine.  And so it bothered me and bothered me all through Thanksgiving and all through Christmas, and I started writing a story called the Immortal.

It’s coming out as a book, not this Christmas but next Christmas, and then it will be a film.  The premise behind it was how can I take a guy, Santa, and completely reshape him and make him into something even more magical than what we already think.  How can I tell the story of Santa and place him into the actual first Christmas story without damaging the actual Christmas story?  I can’t do any damage to that.  I can’t have kids go yeah, well, that was Santa that was feeding the sheep.  I can’t do that.

So how do I place this figure there so he is forever pointing to that moment?  It wasn’t easy, but this story started to download, and I wrote it over the Christmas vacation.  And we have been working on it now ever since, and we have come up with something that I think is game changing.  Clement Moore was the guy who did ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and he was the first guy that really changed the look of Santa

And then Coca-Cola did it, changed the look of Santa.  And then Montgomery Ward did it with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and then we’ve been off to the races and off to the malls ever since.  How can we reshape?  My Santa, the Immortal is a very different guy.  He starts out right before the birth of Christ, and he is up in the mountains.  And he is a warrior.  He has lost his wife, and he’s a sad individual.  And he’s got a son who loves dearly, and he lives up in the mountains, and he hunts for food.

But what’s interesting about him is he’s also good with his hands, and the way he hunts is completely different.  He actually goes up in the mountains, and he makes these giant puppets that he actually gets inside.  And he is trying to kill these wild boars by being inside one of these puppets, if you will, of a boar.  And he roots around as the boars come in.  That way he’s close enough to kill them.

And he takes his son and leaves him in his sledge up on the mountaintop and tells him to be careful.  You know, he has taught him to be smart and wise, but as Agios, the main character, comes down, and he is hunting for these wild boar, he hears a scream up by the sledge, and the wolves have come and dragged his boy away.  Let me just give you a little bit.

This is from the book:

 Agios is now trying to go hunt the wolves because he has seen that his son has been dragged away.  “The ridge led downward and beneath a rocky overhang.  He spotted two wolves, huge animals, snarling as they fought over something they were devouring.  Agios leapt from the sledge before the animals could react, spear in one hand, knife in another.  The startled wolves whirled and snarled.  Both ran at him like gray ghosts speeding from the gathering gloom. 

Agios leaned back on the spear, planting the spear deep inside the lead wolf as it leapt.  The blade lodged between the shoulder muscles.  The wolf jerked the knife from his hand.  In blind fury, Agios grabbed the savage creature, held her muzzle in one hand, lower jaw in the other, and wrenched.  Bone and sinew cracked, and the wolf fell…and retrieved the knife as he sank it into the animal’s heart. 

He saw the male, mortally wounded, on its belly, making its way towards him.  He saw the fallen mate dragging the spear, spilling its own blood.  He gave no thanks.  Sobbing, cursing himself, he scrambled to the small ripped body beneath the overhang.  “Alec,” he moaned, and then he screamed, “My son!”  But no living thing could hear.  Night enclosed him.  The pines creaked in sudden gusts.  The mountain storm did not care.  Agios screamed again a wordless sound of agony, guilt, and grief.  The wind whipped his anguished cry into the darkness.”

That’s how our story begins.  That’s Santa?  Yes, because what does a man do when he’s in that position where he has no hope, no resurrection, nothing?  What does he do?  He goes on an amazing journey as a hunter, as a gatherer.  He eventually is hired by three wise men because he can negotiate, because nobody is going to rip them off, and he knows how to get the very best gifts.  And so he negotiates with gold, frankincense, and myrrh and then has to go protect that gold, frankincense, and myrrh and then through a series of events is left there to protect the Christ child, never interacting, just watching.

He doesn’t know who he is, and he goes darker and darker in his whole life as he watches this boy grow, but he’s always touched by him, but he doesn’t realize it until the Sermon on the Mount.  As this now 75-year-old man who has spent 30 years just following this little boy, as he’s listening to the Sermon on the Mount, he finally breaks.  He knows who he is, and he falls to his knees, and he says Lord, let me serve him.  Let me protect him.  Let me point the way towards him until his mission is finished.

He makes a pact.  Little does he know in that pact he has now become immortal, because as he watches the crucifixion from afar and cannot get close to it, cannot stop it, he feels he fails again.  He runs off before the resurrection.  A thousand years pass until he meets another little boy, a little boy that happens to grow up to be what we know as Saint Nicholas.

I’m going to leave it there.

On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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​Facebook BOYCOTT: Major corporations demand MORE social media censorship

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A Facebook anti-hate campaign called "Stop Hate for Profit" is gaining momentum, leading large companies like Patagonia, North Face, REI, and Ben & Jerry's to pull advertising revenue if Facebook doesn't do more to "stop the spread of hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform."

But, what is considered "hateful"? It's anything that goes against the mob, and they won't stop with Facebook. Any voices that speak out against the progressive narrative will soon be censored and silenced. The more this campaign grows, the more our freedom of speech diminishes.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn Beck break down the details:



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On his TV show Wednesday night, Glenn revealed where Black Lives Matter gets its considerable funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar progressive characters.

Shortly after this program aired, one of the organizations, Thousand Currents, took down their board of directors page, which featured one of these characters.

Michael Rectenwald, a guest on Glenn's show, pointed out the suspicious change on Twitter.

Coincidence?

Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine. Here's a screenshot:

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Do you recognize your country anymore?

Me neither.

Not only is history being made, it's being rewritten and our history is being lost to Marxist revolutionaries as statues are toppled and Merriam-Webster changes our language. Does this passage from George Orwell's 1984 seem eerily similar to our day?:

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right." 1984, George Orwell

In the digital age, book burning is unnecessary. "Inappropriate" material just evaporates into the ether with a simple keystroke. The days I've been warning about for years are finally upon us and we need to be able to call on the wisdom of our Founding Fathers and other brilliant patriots and if you are relying on digital copies, you could find yourself out of luck.

Knowledge truly is power and we are now in the time where we need all the resources we can get, so I put together this list of the books you HAVE to have in your personal libraries. Along with these selections, I earnestly advise that you keep a journal. Your personal history is powerful and being able to preserve your thoughts and feelings for your posterity to learn from is an invaluable addition to any library.

I'd also suggest you look into Mercury One's "Leadership Training Program," the tools learned will be invaluable as you are able to inspect and learn from original sources as well as being taught by passionate historians. Stay tuned on this front, we have some exciting announcements coming soon.

You ARE the audience that will save the Republic and you have been prepared over the years for the role you need to play. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the people that Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about. America is good because it's people are good.

Keep up the good fight and God bless!

The 5000 Year Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen ​

The nation the Founders built is now in the throes of a political, economic, social, and spiritual crisis that has driven many to an almost frantic search for modern solutions. The truth is that the solutions have been available for a long time -- in the writings of our Founding Fathers -- carefully set forth in this timely book.

In The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World, Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years. These 28 Principles include The Genius of Natural Law, Virtuous and Moral Leaders, Equal Rights--Not Equal Things, and Avoiding the Burden of Debt.