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Hollywood's Goin' Ol' Testament on You

Hollywood has a number of movies in pre-production based on The Old Testament.

Aintitcool reports:

Steven Spielberg has already started pre-production work on GODS AND KINGS, an epic retelling of the Moses story. Now, according to Esquire, Ridley Scott also has got one in mind: "I've got something else in the works. I'm already doing it. It's called MOSES... Seriously, seriously. It's going to happen... It's definitely in the cards... What's interesting to me about Moses isn't the big stuff that everybody knows. It's things like his relationship with Ramses. I honestly wasn't paying attention in school when I was told the story of Moses. Some of the details of his life are extraordinary."

So with two Moses stories in the works, and Aronofsky's NOAH, is it about to get all Old Testament at the movie theater?
I'm actually all for it. I just hope they do it well. Those quotes from Ridley Scott don't give me a lot of confidence, however. I especially love the understatement, "Some of the details of (Moses') life are extraordinary." Ha!

But Spielberg is pretty much the man and as long as he keeps George Lucas from it, it should probably be pretty awesome.

And, of course, on top of that we get word that Osteen is producing a script co-written by Catholic writer Barbara Nicolosi about Mary, the Mother of God.

So lots of reasons to hope for some good Christian movies in the future.

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Kevin M. said...

Another Moses story? Ughh, after the ADL did everything in their power to bomb the Judah Maccabee Mel Gibson was doing while pushing for Spielberg to make another movie to teach that crazy Mel a lesson, I have no intention of being near close to this one or another ADL aproved movie.

Blackrep said...

Mark Whalberg and Robert Downey. Awesomeness. I love me some biblical throwdowns. I only wish the Egypians had Blackhawk helicopters and the Chosen People had secret alien allies who shot lasers from their eyes.

Jen Raiche said...

@Blackrep - that sounds an awful lot like Men in Black 3... ;-)

Andrew said...

And "Meltdown Mel" is doing the Maccabees. Mazel tov!

RMT said...

If George Lucas was involved, I could see many possibilities:

Moses (to Pharaoh): "Meesa think yousa very rude"

At the end of the movie, when Moses is dying before entering the promised land, they could also work in a cameo of the younger Moses in spirit form appearing just behind the elderly Moses as he breathes his last.

Chris-2-4 said...


I think it should be a young Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph appearing all ghosty behind Moses.

ArtND76 said...

So at what point in Moses' life do you think they do a time detour trip to his appearance with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration? An inquiring mind would like to know... ;-)

F.P.Barbieri said...

Ridley Scott did Kingdom of God.

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