Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Done In 60 Seconds Competition 2015
Guide To Marvel's Infinity War
The Making Of The West Wing
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Exclusive Hobbit Behind-The-Scenes Still
Thorin da house
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 November 2014
Exclusive: Jon Wright Talks Robot Overlords
Plus a first poster for the sci-fi adventure
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Chappie
06 March 2015
Exodus: Gods And Kings
26 December 2014
Black Sea
05 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Rover (2014)
Empire Star Rating
God’s Pocket
Empire Star Rating
Fading Gigolo (2014)
Empire Star Rating
A Long Way Down (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

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

09 July 2014  |  Written by James White  

submit to reddit

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.


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

Dwayne Johnson Considering The Janson Directive
Universal wants him to star in the Robert Ludlum adaptation
New Stills Land From Exodus: Gods And Kings
And Ridley Scott explains what we're in for...

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

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 48% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Farewell To Middle-Earth Issue:
Guest -Edited By Peter Jackson

The countdown to Empire's stunning new issue begins here...

Josh Hutcherson On The Hunger Games Phenomenon
'I've done my fair share of young adult material now'

What Is A Squidward? A Beginner's Guide To SpongeBob SquarePants
If you aren’t already a massive fan, prepare to become one

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Robert De Niro
The heavyweight champion of character immersion, explosive rage and jawdropping subtleties

Empire Meets Thelma Schoonmaker
On editing Scorsese, GoodFellas and a life in film

5 Possible Captain America: Civil War Roles For Daniel Brühl
Failing a Red Skull return, here are some Marvel villains the actor could play...

Kit Harington On How To Train Your Dragon 2
As the sequel hits home entertainment, we talk to the Game Of Thrones star

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  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)