Hollywood has really been hitting up the Bible lately for money-maker movies — be they controversial (such as for “Noah”) or not.
Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings is due out December 12:
Thou Shall Not Attempt to Outdo Charlton Heston. Okay, so that’s not an official Hollywood commandment, but the prospect of taking on the role of Moses in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings (in theaters Dec. 12) did give Christian Bale pause. “Charlton Heston does Charlton Heston better than anyone,” says Bale. “But the biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, and there was lots of room for us to go to places that [Heston’s movie] The Ten Commandments never dreamed of going.” (Bale’s biggest stipulation before signing on? “No fake beards,” he says with a laugh.) …
For his 22nd film, Scott assembled an IMDb-busting cast, including Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, and Aaron Paul. “When you’re Ridley, you pick up the phone and people will turn up,” says Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), who plays Ramses. “I had to battle demons of self-doubt to feel like I belonged in this club.”
Hillsong UNITED, the contemporary Christian musical artists who have influenced worship services of a church near you, will be coming out with their own documentary-movie, due out in April, 2015.
Apparently Michael John Warren of Jay-Z’s Fade to Black will be directing.
Here’s the trailer: