“We were looking to spend money, but they didn’t want to get involved,” said John Sullivan, one of the film’s producers.
Joe Knopp, another “Unplanned” producer, remarked, “Most of the networks didn’t go into detail beyond citing the subject matter of the film and that they didn’t want to get into politics. But we don’t believe we’re in the political category.”
In spite of the many obstacles it faced, the box office numbers for “Unplanned” did not disappoint, and seem to provide backing to the statement made by director Chuck Konzelman that the film was made “for such a time as this.”
With the late-term abortion laws that have been advancing recently, Konzelman believes that the movie’s release couldn’t have come at a more critical time.
“We couldn’t have foreseen the rapid developments that are suddenly coming to a head,” said the director. “But we serve a God who could, and did.”