Last September it was reported that Warner Bros. was trying to get Steven Spielberg interested in a new take on the story of Moses. While the director was intrigued, it wasn’t certain whether he’d take on the epic movie. Now a new report from Deadline suggests the project is moving closer and that Spielberg may direct the film in 2013.
Spielberg is apparently in final negotiations with Warner for the biopic, which is currently title Gods and Kings. The project is described as a Braveheart-ish version of the Moses story, and will be far from a reboot of Cecil B. DeMille 1956 epic, The Ten Commandments. The plan is for Spielberg to bring a bit of the Saving Private Ryan aesthetic to the story: ”There have been glossy versions of the Moses story but this would be a real warrior story,” an ‘insider’ told Deadline. Stuart Hazeldine and Michael Green are writing the script.
Spielberg is currently finishing up his Lincoln biopic, with Robopocalypse next on his list (and expected to shoot later this year).