Having tackled the future with Prometheus and the present via The Counsellor, Ridley Scott is doing an inverse Scrooge for his next film and dipping into the past. The biblical past, in fact, with Moses tale Exodus: Gods And Kings.
Scott's latest charts the relationship between Moses (Christian Bale) and Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), one that is quickly sent packing with demands, plagues, suffering and a very long walk. Yes, it’s the old story of Moses demanding that pharaoh sets his people free so he can lead them to the Promised Land. Pharaoh, of course, has no intention of releasing his largely slave workforce, and the stage is set for an epic showdown.
Scott has opted for old-school scale on this one, constructing massive sets for his Egyptian story, which pumps up the story to match the ambition of the designs, with it all on display in this initial promo.
With Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn, Indira Varma, John Turturro and Hiam Abbass among the eclectic cast, Exodus: Gods And Kings will hit the UK on December 26. Keep your eye on this very site for more from the film shortly.