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First Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer Launches
Ridley Scott sets the dial to 'Biblical Epic'

09 July 2014  |  Written by James White  

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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.


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Your Comments

definate go see
will go see this just to see if it`s any better than the Charlton Heston classic. Don`t think anyone can beat Yule Bryner as Ramses but we will see. More

Posted by khibberd at 16:52 on 14 July 2014 | Report This Post

It looks decent but I don't like the title. why didn't they just call it exodus. More

Posted by RLTShirley at 18:20 on 09 July 2014 | Report This Post

I'll watch it
then I'd watch anything directed by RS More

Posted by nybras at 15:22 on 09 July 2014 | Report This Post

I'm impressed
One of the most cinematic bible stories and it looks very good though I am also a little underwhelmed by Joel Egerton as Ramses. I will see this on the big screen. More

Posted by pgmark at 15:07 on 09 July 2014 | Report This Post

Biblically Unepic....
Bible epics simply don't interest me... and after that trailer, I'm even less interest. Bale looks good, but that's about it. More

Posted by GrizBe at 13:42 on 09 July 2014 | Report This Post

Yawn More

Posted by chris wootton at 11:07 on 09 July 2014 | Report This Post

Christian Bale doing the Batman voice again More

Posted by Duncan74274 at 09:48 on 09 July 2014 | Report This Post

Simple Minds!!!!
There is a Simple Minds song in this trailer...so it is straight away 25% more awesome than other trailers. Like the looky of this! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 09:20 on 09 July 2014 | Report This Post

RE:
This looks amazing and i can't wait to see it in 3D. but like the above poster i also thought that Joel Edgerton was Bruce Payne More

Posted by DONOVAN KURTWOOD at 08:43 on 09 July 2014 | Report This Post

Impressed, If only Pharaoh didn't look like Bruce Payne in Dungeons and Dragons! More

Posted by steveg66 at 08:39 on 09 July 2014 | Report This Post

Looks like a Turkish delight advert!
Joel egerton as rameses ? Do me a favour.. Looks like a cgi crap fest.. And 3d too, cmon ridley not tired of your new toy yet? Get prometheus made in 2d More

Posted by darktrain at 08:17 on 09 July 2014 | Report This Post

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