Its been three years since Movie fans heard from Alex Kendrick, the filmmaker behind such faith-based hits as 2015’s "War Room" – his last movie – as well as "Courageous" (2011) and "Fireproof" (2008).

But that will change in May when a new movie that he executive produced, "Like Arrows," hits theaters. The film tells the story of a young couple, Charlie (Alan Powell) and Alice (Micah Lynn Hanson), who get married after they discover she is pregnant. The film follows their marital and parental struggles and concludes with a scene of their 50th anniversary celebration.

It will be in theaters for only two nights (May 1 and 3) and is being released by FamilyLife as part of their new parenting initiative, the “Art of Parenting,” which will include a free online video series.

'Like Arrows' tackles parenting issues

Kendrick and his brother Stephen served as executive producers of the film alongside FamilyLife’s Dennis and Barbara Rainey and Bob Lepine. Kevin Peeples is the director.

“It tackles a lot of the parenting issues that families face today,” Kendrick told Blasting News.

The movie shows the couple changing their parenting philosophy from one based on the “world’s principles” to one based on Christian principles, said Kendrick, who stars in the film as one of the adult sons.

Along the way, the mom and dad deal with a host of issues with their children, including potential drug use and dating disagreements. The couple has a prodigal child, too. The father in the movie is shown as being too focused on his work and distant from his children.

'Movie 6' is in the works

"Like Arrows," though, isn’t the only new project from Alex and Stephen Kendrick.

They announced on their blog in March that their sixth Kendrick Brothers movie is in the works. So far untitled and called simply “Movie 6,” the new film will follow their earlier releases: "War Room," "Courageous," "Fireproof," "Facing the Giants," (2006) and "Flywheel" (2003). "War Room" was the No. 1 movie at the box office on its second weekend in 2015.

"Fireproof" was the top independent film of 2008.

“We’re going to be filming all summer and it'll come out in the fall of 2019 and, if you liked our previous films, we think that you're going to love this one,” Alex Kendrick told Blaster News. “It is a bigger budget, a bigger film, but we think its got every bit the message and inspiration that the previous ones had. We think the Lord's given us a very clear direction. We're very excited about it.”

The script, he added, is not finished.

“We're still tweaking that. We have written most of it, but we're still working on getting that right,” he said.

On their blog, they asked for prayer: “Pray for His inspiration, creativity, and discernment as we develop the characters and craft the scenes.

Pray for His blessing, favor, protection, and power to be on this project from beginning to end. And ask Him to strategically use this movie to transform countless lives, restore broken families, and greatly impact the nations for His glory.”