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Its positioning in December 2014 suggests that Fox is eyeing it as an awards contender. And whilst we await the first footage from the film to surface, the first shot of Christian Bale in the lead as Moses has surfaced, via Empire.
Scott, who has been firing on all cylinders across a slew of genres in recent years, directs from a script penned by Steven Zaillian (Moneyball, Schindler’s List) and Bill Collage and Adam Cooper (Tower Heist).
Exodus will be released in the UK on 5th December, before heading to the Us a week later on December 12th, »
- Kenji Lloyd
We've already seen a couple of spy photos showing Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises, American Hustle) as Moses and Joel Edgerton (Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty) as Ramses in Ridley Scott's Exodus, but now thanks to Empire we have the first official image of Bale as the Biblical figure in the upcoming epic....
Exodus is set for release on December 12th 2014 and also features Aaron Paul (Need for Speed), John Turturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Emun Elliott (Prometheus), María Valverde (Cracks), Golshifteh Farahani (Body of Lies), and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones). »
- Gary Collinson
Thanks to Empire magazine, we now have our first look at Christian Bale as Moses from the upcoming "Exodus" film, directed by Ridley Scott (Prometheus). Check it out below. The rest of the cast includes Joel Edgerton as Egyptian pharaoh Ramses, Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro as the royal parents Tuya and Seti, Aaron Paul is a follower of Moses and Ben Kinglsey is a Hebrew scholar. "Exodus" is set to hit theaters December 12th, 2014, long after Darren Aronofsky's March release of "Noah." Photo: (click to enlarge) »
The boys at Empire have released a handful of fresh images from some highly-anticipated movies, including those four pics from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, and they’ve also included new looks (and one first look) at three more titles. Check them all out below, check them all out belowers. Up first, here’s the boys of Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” letting us know that the future is so bright, they gotta wear shades. Except for Nicholas Hoult. That appears to just be reading glasses. Poor, poor Beast. Check out your first look at Christian Bale as Moses in Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus”. The film co-stars Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro and Indira Varm. And finally, Empire caps off their coverage with another look at Andy Serkis doing his best impression of Casear from Matt Reeves’ “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »
Empire magazine keeps bringing the goods for its 25th Anniversary issue. This morning, they are debuting a first look at Exodus from Prometheus director Ridley Scott. Christian Bale stars in this biblical thriller as Moses, the prophet and exodus leader, seen here in his formative days as the adoptive prince of Egypt.
In this historical drama, baby Moses is found in the bulrushes after his desperate mom abandons her only son, fearing orders from a powerful Pharaoh to murder all male newborns amongst the slaves. Moses is found by the Pharaoh's daughter and raised alongside royalty. A burning bush speaks to Moses in his later years, convincing the future prophet to serve the voice of God and lead the Israelite slaves to freedom. In doing this, he parts the Red Sea and partakes in a 40-year trek through the desert wastelands.
Ridley Scott loves hopping between genres. In the past five years alone, he went from a spy thriller (Body of Lies) to a medieval action movie (Robin Hood) to a sci-fi flick (Prometheus) to nihilistic drama (The Counselor) and now he's going to a biblical epic with Exodus. Adapted from some book called "The Bible", the story follows Moses (Christian Bale) trying to free his enslaved people from their ancient Egyptian rulers. The first image shows us Moses in his pampered days as an adopted member of the royal family, but it doesn't really tell us much about the film as a whole. The movie will certainly be big, but I'm wondering how Scott plans to give it a fresh angle, or if this is just going to come off as Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments with a 21st-century visual effects polish. Hit the jump to check out the image. »
- Matt Goldberg
In what might be the first time we've seen the Biblical figure of Moses without long hair, the first look photo from Ridley Scott's epic Exodus has arrived with a glimpse at Christian Bale as the man who speaks to a burning bush. It's a simple photo featuring Bale atop a horse as the slaves of the Pharaoh Rhamses II (Joel Edgerton) build monuments in the desert. Scott's film will follow Moses from his near death as an infant to his adoption into the Egyptian royal family, as well as his defiance of the Pharaoh and deliverance of the Hebrews from enslavement. Are we looking at a return to awards season worthiness for Scott? Look! Here's the first photo from Ridley Scott's Exodus from Empire: Exodus is directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Robin Hood, Alien, Blade Runner) and written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage (Tower Heist, Accepted), with »
- Ethan Anderton
After hanging up the cape and cowl, Christian Bale has gone on to do some excellent work. His first post-Batman role was in Out of the Furnace, and while the film itself wasn’t too well received, the actor’s performance was heavily praised. Following that he showed up in American Hustle, which is set to be a heavy hitter come Oscar night and might even earn Bale a Best Actor nod.
Currently, he’s working on Ridley Scott’s Exodus and today, we have our first look (seen above) at the actor in the lead role, that of Moses. Co-starring Aaron Paul, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro and Sigourney Weaver, the film will tell the Biblical story of the same name, which sees Moses leading his people out of Egypt and receiving the ten commandments.
- Matt Joseph
The film follows the story of Moses, abandoned as a baby and adopted by Egyptian royalty, only to hear the voice of God as he grows older and ultimately lead the Israelite slaves into the promised land. In this image, Moses witnesses the suffering of his people at the hands of the Pharaoh.
Along with Bale, "Exodus" stars Joel Edgerton as Pharaoh Ramses, John Turturro as Ramses's father Seti, Sigourney Weaver as Ramses's mother Tuya, Aaron Paul as Hebrew slave Joshua, and Ben Kingsley. Empire reports that the film is looking to echo the massive scale of the classic sword and sandals epics of the 1960s, and has apparently cast thousands of extras.
"Exodus" is expected in theaters December 12, 2014.
[via Empire, h/t ScreenCrush] »
- Katie Roberts
From a grizzled factory worker trying to make ends meet and keep his brother on the straight and narrow in "Out Of The Furnace" to a paunchy con man in "American Hustle," Christian Bale has once again shown his chameleon-like approach in two movies released within weeks of each other. And if you need more proof of the man's ability to shape-shift as the role permits, here's further evidence. The first official image from Ridley Scott's "Exodus" has arrived, featuring Bale riding high atop a horse as Moses. The Adam Cooper, Bill Collage and Steve Zaillian penned movie features a stacked cast (Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro and Sigourney Weaver) and will tell the story of the man who spoke to a burning bush, brought down the ten commandments on a stone tablet and parted the Red Sea, among many other things. Given how the seemingly »
- Kevin Jagernauth
20th Century Fox has premiered the first picture of Christian Bale as Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus, just one of 2014's Biblical epics, this one centering on the story of Moses (Bale) as he leads the Israelites out of Egypt into the Sinai desert and eventually to the Promised Land. Bale stars in the film alongside Joel Edgerton as Rhamses, Aaron Paul as Joshua, John Turturro as Seti, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya and Ben Kingsley. The film is set for a December 12, 2014 release. »
- Brad Brevet
So far we've seen a few set pics from Ridley Scott's new biblical epic Exodus showing a Robin Hood-esque Christian Bale who is playing Moses in the cinematic retelling and Joel Edgerton in Egyptian Pharoah attire as Ramses, but nothing official has surfaced until now. Following on the heels of Darren Aronofsky's own biblical epic, Noah, Scott's film tackles the tale of Moses and Ramses' rivalry, which led to the parting of the red sea and the Ten Commandments. It's one of the more popular »
- Paul Shirey
We're getting mighty serious on the fifth day of our 10-part series previewing the key movies of 2014
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This one's already been pretty dramatic, what with most of the cast quitting and then director Lynne Ramsay departing the project on unamicable terms. So it'll be interesting to see what this femme western actually ends up looking like. Natalie Portman slings the guns, Rodrigo Santoro, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton help and hinder, Gavin O'Connor is the sheriff/director who took over from Ramsay.
Released in the Us on 29 August
Two Days, One Night
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes aren't straying far from the comfort zone with this latest: also set in that grim bit of Belgium, also featuring Olivier Gourmet. The addition is Marion Cotillard, playing a »
With 2013 drawing to a close, it's time to look ahead to the next 12 months and see what big-screen treats are in store for movie fans. Expect new instalments of your favourite blockbuster franchises alongside classy dramas with their eyes on awards season.
Released: May 30
Why you should see it: Disney's re-telling of Sleeping Beauty brings Angelina Jolie back to the big screen as the 'Mistress of All Evil', while Elle Fanning takes on the role of Princess Aurora. Expect some lavish spectacle and a potential scenery-chewing performance from Angelina.
Released: December 12
Next year is set to see the release of two big Biblical epics in Darren Aronofsky's Noah and Ridley Scott's Exodus, and while we've already had a few trailers for Noah [see here and here], thanks to Just Jared we now have our first look at Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises, American Hustle) in full costume as Moses, along with co-star Joel Edgerton (Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty) as Ramses....
Exodus is set for release on December 12th 2014, with a cast that also includes Aaron Paul (Need for Speed), John Turturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Emun Elliott (Prometheus), María Valverde (Cracks), Golshifteh Farahani (Body of Lies), and Indira Varma (Luther). »
- Gary Collinson
The decision by the AFI/Aacta to maintain seven awards for non-Australian films while combining the best TV comedy and best light entertainment series into one category has been challenged by several producers.
They question why money and resources are being poured into the Aacta International Awards in Los Angeles when the AFI/Aacta is struggling financially due to lack of sponsorship and screen industry support.
Other producers defend the International Awards as a way for the organisation to build the brand and strive to make the awards more valuable to private and government sponsors
AFI/Aacta CEO Damian Trewhella tells If it is simplistic and wrong to believe that ditching the international categories would free up more money for the Australian awards. He says the international awards subsidise the Oz awards.
Producer Anthony Buckley decries .the absurd pomposity of seven international awards. while financial constraints forced the organisation to »
- Don Groves
Hong Kong — The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has given pride of place in its international awards category to David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.” The picture was nominated in seven categories, including best film, ahead of “12 Years A Slave” with six nominations.
The Aacta international awards are separate from the organization’s domestic awards for Australian film and TV works, and are intended to be part of the Oscar race. The winners will be revealed in Los Angeles on Friday Jan. 10, 2014, less than a week ahead of the Academy Award nominations announcement on Jan. 16.
“Australian performers and practitioners are consistently acknowledged as among the world’s best screen talent by international screen organizations such as AMPAS and BAFTA. It is vital that the Australian screen industry participates in this global conversation and has an opportunity to recognize the talents of both local and international peers,” said Damian Trewhella, »
- Patrick Frater
The trio of projects have been moved from the state film commission’s waiting list for allocations along with five other projects: Ahamisa Prods. “Weirdo,” starring Joel Edgerton; Blumhouse Prods. “Invisible Man”; Flattop Prods.’ “Country Girl”; Bk Prods.’ movie of the week “Christmas Neverending”; and Out of Sync’s movie “Solo.”
The slots opened up due to a trio of previously selected projects having been removed from the list in recent months: Paramount’s “Death Wish,” Mom From Hell’s “The Meddler” and Close to Home’s movie of the week “Roll with It.”
- Dave McNary
Another international trailer and brand new stills have surfaced for Darren Aronofsky’s spiritual adaptation of Noah, which offers a new look at the story of Noah’s Ark. Russell Crowe takes the title role during a time when the world ravaged by human sin as he is given a divine mission by the Lord to build an Ark and save creation from the coming flood.
Noah is the first of a number of forthcoming films set to breath new life into the ‘Biblical epic’. Others in the pipeline include Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Joel Edgerton and Christian Bale; Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-hur and Christopher Spencer’s Son Of God.
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- Craig Hunter
Benaroya will produce through his Benaroya Pictures. Story centers on an MI6 agent who meets Sentinel, the code-name for his predecessor. Sentinel is managing a network of high-level Russian spies who are being killed off one by one while Russian nationalists are trying to cause war.
Dunn was an MI6 field officer who recruited and ran agents, coordinated and participated in special operations and acted in deep-cover roles throughout the world. He conducted over 70 missions before becoming a novelist.
Benaroya announced in September that his banner would finance post-apocalyptic thriller “Z for Zachariah,” shooting in January and starring Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Based on the Robert O’Brien novel, that story follows a teenage girl who lives alone on »
- Dave McNary
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