In the last five years we have seen the movie world pick up on bringing fairy tale stories to live- action, such as Snow White and the Hunstman, this year’s Maleficent, and in the near future Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. The next trend that seems to be picking up in the Biblical epic, with the recent Noah. Now we get our first glimpse of Ridley Scotts Exodus, about Moses and his journeys.
The synopsis is as simple as saying, an account of Moses’ hand in leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt. Now most or all of know the story about Moses and what he did for his people, but we have never seen it put on the big screen in live-action. Which is very surprising since the story is so rich. May be because there hasn’t been a good enough script written or nobody has been brave enough to try. Since the first word that Darren Aronofsky would bring the story of Noah to life, Ridley Scott jumped write on the wagon and started bringing Moses’ story to life.
The images don’t show much, just two different looks at Christian Bale as Moses. One in battle and one what looks like he is maybe ‘scouting’ his people to really understand what’s going on. I am somewhat sad that none of the supporting cast is showed because it’s a damn good one. Joel Edgerton is playing the Egyptian pharoah Ramses, Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro play Moses’ royal parents Tuya and Seti, Aaron Paul co-stars as one of his followers, and Ben Kingsley as a Hebrew scholar. No doubt we will se them in character sometime soon, but for now check out the images below thanks to Entertainment Weekly and Empire Magazine.
Exodus: Gods and Kings will open on December 12th, 2014. Directed by Ridley Scott starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, Indira Varma, and María Valverde.