Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Attention! New Dad's Army Image Online
Walmington-On-Sea platoon form rank
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 June 2015
Ariane Labed Is Game For Assassin's Creed
The game adaptation finds a replacement for Alicia Vikander
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Empire Star Rating
9 (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Wanted (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Day Watch (2007)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Holy Moses!
Fox prep Biblical epic

12 October 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

What do you think of when you think of cinematic depictions of Moses? (We know that you're constantly thinking of cinematic depictions of Moses). Chances are you think of Charlton Heston striding around in The Ten Commandments. Or perhaps your mind casts itself back to Dreamworks' inaugural animation The Prince of Egypt.

Chances are you don't think of 300, but that is apparently why you're sitting reading this this morning and not taking a power breakfast in Hollywood. Because that's exactly the direction Peter Chernin, formerly Chief Operating Officer for News Corp and lately head of his own production company Chernin Entertainment, has taken as his first major film project.

The script is by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, and conceived as a "visually stunning action piece" and "a 300-like reimagining" giving a Braveheart-feel to the Book of Exodus. They've also completed a similarly-pitched Moby Dick script for Timur Bekmambetov. 

Obviously the story has planty of room for spectacle, what with the war with Ethiopia, and all the slave-freeing and sea-parting. And if Pharaoh is going to be conceived as an eight foot hermaphrodite with an entourage of battle rhinos, we're booking our tickets now.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Von Trier Has Melancholia
Lars' next film gets underway
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Let My People Go
Gladiator is essentially an update of Ben-Hur. Will Smith did Charlton's role in "I Am Legend." Now they're getting around to Moses. The story of Moses has some incredible visuals in it and 300 did too, so it could be a marriage made in Heaven. Cautiously optimistic. More

Posted by BenTramer at 19:22 on 12 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Let's get biblical, biblical, come on and get biblical, let's get in to biblical!
Ok, so I wouldn't describe myself as 'religious' but I do have a faith and I reckon this would be AMAZING! People make the Bible sound so boring sometimes but it really isn't and Moses was a badass! Bring it on! More

Posted by Fidget at 14:52 on 12 October 2009 | Report This Post

Let's get biblical, biblical, come on and get biblical, let's get in to biblical!
Why the hell not, the old testament is all about the blood and guts, besmirching and what not, plus hey, if Tarantino can have Hitler riddled with bullets and historians don't complain, when for a fact we knew that's not how he died, how can people complain if they want to add a little 'Bayhem' to the bible, seeing as in it's simplest form it's all up for conjecture. I ain't religious but i do love the Old Testament, the sequel was toss in comparison More

Posted by fuzzcaminski at 11:32 on 12 October 2009 | Report This Post

dctuck
come on now, the bible is fiction, so a re-imagining is quality, lets go on from this, Adam and Eve-directed by David Fichner Kane and Able-Director Quentin Tarantino anyone else got any idea's?? More

Posted by icedude at 11:03 on 12 October 2009 | Report This Post

Re-imagining?! How can you reimagine Moses? He's in the frigging Bible! More

Posted by dctuck at 08:21 on 12 October 2009 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)