Saturday's Warrior
"Saturday's Warrior" will premiere in Utah theaters on April 1.

Fans of the “Saturday’s Warrior” musical can now begin the countdown to the release of the 2016 motion picture remake.

“Saturday’s Warrior” announced Wednesday that the film will be released in Utah theaters on April 1.

The stage version of “Saturday’s Warrior” debuted at Brigham Young University in 1974. The musical was released on video in 1989. The remake will be set in the 1970s, like the original, Lex de Azevedo, composer and co-writer of the musical, told the Deseret News in an email.

Well-known members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will make appearances in the film. Alex Boye, an LDS performer known for adding an African twist to his music, will play the role of a heavenly guide.

The Piano Guys, a group of four LDS fathers, will perform one of the new songs in the film, “There’s Got to Be More.”

The production also incorporates the talents of director Michael Buster, known for his role in “God’s Army”; casting director Jennifer Buster, who worked on “God’s Army” and “Saints and Soldiers”; and choreographer Bonnie Story, who was involved in the High School Musical films.

For more information about the 2016 remake of “Saturday’s Warrior,” visit the “Saturday’s Warrior” 2016 Facebook page.

Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of