The epic first trailer for Ridley Scott’s Moses pic has now finally been unleashed, and its a big one! Starting full of drama and talky moments, as expected the trailer soon builds to an onslaught of big action spectacles and impressive special effects.
Exodus: Gods and Kings “tells the biblical story of Moses, who, according to the book of Exodus, suffered near death during infancy, was adopted into the Egyptian royal family, defied the Pharoah, freed the Hebrews and parted the Red Sea.”
The trailer is big, is impressive and the action and effects do look pretty amazing, but something just doesn’t feel quite right. The two leads, Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton just don’t appear to fir properly, which is a shame. However, this is just the first trailer, and on the big screen I am sure this will look great.
Check out the trailer below, along with some information about director Ridley Scott’s next Biblical epic.
Exodus: Gods and Kings is directed by Ridley Scott, and is written by Steven Zaillian and Bill Collage. Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton lead the cast, which also includes Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, and Aaron Paul.
Exodus: Gods and Kings will be released in UK cinemas on Boxing Day.
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.
In further news, Scott is looking to tackle to another Biblical epic with his next possible feature, although it has not been said if he will direct. Scott will produce a film based around the David and Goliath story, and schedule depending, he may also direct.
Sources tell Variety that Fox has tapped Jonathan Stokes to pen an untitled pic inspired by the character from the “David and Goliath” tale and focusing on the King of Israel. Though the plot is under wraps, it’s likely that the film would focus on the king’s reign post-Goliath.
Going by the working title “David,” Scott would produce through his Scott Free banner and along with Chernin Entertainment.
Scott currently has a number of directing choices in his schedule, including The Martian starring Matt Damon, and also Prometheus 2, so it is not known whether he will add David to his list. There is also the case of Blade Runner 2 to consider as well.