Ridley Scott is channeling Cecil B. DeMille in this first trailer for "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the Old Testament saga about Moses and Rhamses. It looks epic, if epic weren't a word rendered nearly meaningless from use by overenthusiastic bloggers and/or "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," but what else can you say about the story of Moses leading the slaves out of Egypt?
The budget for spray tanning Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton alone must have been astronomical! Edgerton is barely recognizable as a sort of 20th century Yul Brynner in his get-up, because if you want to cast someone who looks like an Egyptian king, it makes total sense to cast a white Australian dude. At least Bale could sort of pass for Semitic. (In any case, he'd be welcome at our synagogue any day.) In any case, Sigourney Weaver looks awesome and terrifying as Queen Tuya, a »
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Also starring Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul, Indira Varma, John Turturro and Sir Ben Kingsley, Exodus: Gods And Kings is scheduled for theatrical release on December 12th, 2014, through 20th Century Fox. From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. »
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Ridley Scott filmed Exodus: Gods And Kings (as it is now subtitled) in a way that seemed almost under the radar last year, and judging by the first trailer, now live, it looks like an epic of epic epicness (to steal a tagline from a very different film). Alongside that first trailer, we have two exclusive new stills from the film to share with you. Click below for a closer look. The stills show Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton's dramatis personae, Moses and Pharoah Ramses, together in the more harmonious phase of a relationship that swiftly frays and disintegrates in spectacular fashion. Moses, of course, is charged with leading his people to the promised land and emancipation, a goal Ramses has no intention of permitting.There's first glimpses, too, of Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro as Ramses' parents, Tuya and Seti respectively. Also in evidence is a nice sense »
Following an Oscar nod for his work on American Hustle last year, Christian Bale could well be in line for similar recognition this December when Ridley Scott unveils his biblical epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings.
The film is set to retell the story of Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, and is sure to have one of the biggest scopes of any film this year.
Scott is directing from a script first co-written by Bill Coolage and Adam Cooper (Assassin’s Creed, Tower Heist), with Oscar winner Steven Zaillian (Moneyball, Schindler’s List) hired to do a subsequent rewrite.
- Kenji Lloyd
After dropping three posters yesterday [see here], the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings has arrived online, and you can watch it below after the official synopsis….
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Exodus is set for release on December 12th 2014 and also features Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), John Turturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Emun Elliott (Prometheus), María Valverde (Cracks »
- Gary Collinson
A new trailer has arrived online for Exodus: Gods And Kings, in which Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton go head to head as Biblical figures, Moses and Ramses. Directed by Ridley Scott, the new film is a sweeping, swords-and-sandals epic, as the two childhood friends find themselves on opposite sides of a brutal war. For Ramses, victory would mean securing his power as Pharaoh of Egypt, while for Moses, the battle is for his people’s very survival. Take a look at the new trailer, below… Nobody does this sort of sand-swept...
- George Wales
The first trailer for Exodus: Gods And Kings has hit and the sheer sense of scale here is just jaw dropping. Directed by Ridley Scott, the movie tells the tale of one mans courage to take on the might of an empire. Or to put it another way, Moses (Christian Bale)rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), and frees 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. The movie was shot in Pinewood Studios, Fuerteventure and Almeria in Spain and was shot in 6K on Red’s Epic Dragon cameras, so when this hits cinemas, no matter what format, it’s going to look mightily impressive! Released December 12th USA / December 26th Ireland & UK »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Today we have the trailer and posters for the upcoming "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) as Moses. Check out the photos below. Plot: The story of the defiant leader Moses (Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. The new movie is directed by Ridley Scott (Prometheus) and co-stars Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley. It's set to hit theaters on December 12th. Trailer: Posters: (click to enlarge) »
Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer: The first trailer for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings sets up the rivalry between Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton), with a hint of epic battles, epic plagues and "something that is coming that is out of my control." The movie hits theaters on December 12. [Apple] Star Wars: Episode VII: Via his production company Bad Robot, director J.J. Abrams shared a behind-the-scenes photo from Star Wars: Episode VII, revealing an IMAX camera in the desert location of Abu Dhabi and the caption "#bestformatever," leading to the unofficial conclusion that at least part of the film is being shot in the large-scale IMAX format. [Twitter] The Incredible Mr. Limpet: Richard...
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Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt »
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The trailer shows the pair in combat, as the Ten Plagues descend on Egypt.
Exodus: Gods and Kings hits cinemas on December 12.
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Here's the first trailer for Ridley Scott's let-my-people-go epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring a goateed Christian Bale as Moses and an eyeliner-wearing Joel Edgerton as the Egyptian King Ramses. The trailer appears to harken back to the sprawling, bombastic Biblical epics of Hollywood's golden age, right down to the questionable racial casting (yep, that is Sigourney Weaver wearing an Egyptian headdress). One other thing not shown in the trailer that we are particularly excited for: Aaron Paul as Moses' sidekick, Joshua. Plagues, bitch! »
- Anna Silman
Yes, you heard me right. Ridley Scott is going back to his roots as a church goer and is directing the story of Moses, the adopted son of the current Pharaoh, and his fight to free the Israelite nation from slavery.
As a Christian I am always looking for a good Biblically based movie but find them always falling short due to artisit licensing so I am really praying that he does the Christian, and Jewish world a solid and stick to exactly what transpired so many years ago.
Yahoo! got an exclusive look at the new movie posters depicting Moses, played by Christian Bale, and Pharaoh Ramses, played by an unrecognizable Joel Edgerton, in a grayscale, accenting their bronze attire. Personaly I kinda like the look, »
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Bale told EW’s Sara Vilkomerson that he wasn’t trying to be the second coming of Charlton Heston in the movie. “Charlton Heston does Charlton Heston better than anyone,” he said. “But the biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, »
- Katie Atkinson
Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings is one of the many bible epics that's set to hit the big screen in the near future. 20th Century Fox finally released the first trailer for the December-release, featuring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses. Check it out below.
The story of Moses has been adapted before – most brilliantly by Cecil B. DeMille in 1956's The Ten Commandments, which I watched religiously as a kid (call me crazy) – and some of you might be dismissing this film because of its bible roots. But this is a Ridley Scott production and here's what can be said about this short teaser: if anything, it'll be visually stunning. For some reason, the trailer only focuses on Moses relationship with Ramses (them growing up like brothers), and holds back from what came later – Moses taking the people of Israel out of Egypt's bondage. »
- Laura Frances
Over the course of a career going back nearly 50 years, director Ridley Scott has garnered a large amount of commercial and critical acclaim, helming classics such as Alien, Blade Runner, and Thelma and Louise alongside other well-regarded films such as Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, and American Gangster. Many were thus excited to learn that Scott had already begun work on a new project. Titled Exodus: Gods and Kings, Scott directs from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian, Bill Collage, and Adam Cooper, working with a cast that includes Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sir Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, and Sigourney Weaver. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Christian Bale‘s Moses is ready for war in the first official trailer for Ridley Scott's upcoming Biblical epic, “Exodus: Gods And Kings.” Released by 20th Century Fox on Tuesday, the trailer sets the stage for a showdown between Moses and Joel Edgerton‘s Ramses, whose main characteristic seems to be his lack of hair and surly disposition. “You say that you didn't cause all this,” says Ramses to Moses. “You say that this is not your fault. So let's just see who's more effective at killing, you or me.” If you're not familiar with the Old Testament, the »
- Travis Reilly
When we think of historical epics, a certain grand scale of filmmaking comes to mind, and few pull it off better than Ridley Scott. His Moses saga Exodus: Gods and Kings (previously known simply as Exodus) hits theaters this December, and is the second blockbuster Biblical retelling of 2014, after Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.
Scott’s take on the Old Testament story boasts a terrific cast, with Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) as his adoptive brother (and eventual enemy) Ramses, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as Joshua, alongside Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and John Turturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon).
While Scott has long held that his take on the famous story will focus more on the characters than the set pieces – such as the iconic Parting of the Red Sea in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 classic The Ten ...
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- Anthony Vieira
Christian Bale plays Moses in the first teaser trailer for director Ridley Scott's forthcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. The trailer focuses on Moses butting heads with Rhamses (Joel Edgerton) and provides glimpses at the plagues that will befall the Egyptians, including fire, bloody water and a lot of really bad weather. Chariot races and sword fights also abound. Photos Ridley Scott: His Life and Work "You say this is not your fault, so let's just see who's more effective at killing," Rhamses menacingly tells Moses in a pivotal scene. List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Revealed Sigourney Weaver, Ben
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