Now that most of the biggest movies of the summer are in cinemas the studios can turn their attention to their major winter offerings, and few are bigger or more of a gamble than Fox’s $200 million dollar take on the talk of Moses, Exodus: Gods and Kings.
The very first image from the film arrived soon after it started shooting last December, but it’s only now we’ve got a few more shots, including out first look at Joel Edgerton’s Pharaoh and Sigourney Weaver as his mother, Tuya.
The story follows Moses (Christian Bale) who goes up against the Pharaoh Ramses so that he can lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. As Moses grew up in the royal Egyptian court, he had a close relationship to Egyptian ruler Ramses, which goes sour when he takes up the cause of his people.
In response to the inevitable comparisons to Charlton Heston in The 10 Commandments, Christian Bale says, “Charlton Heston does Charlton Heston better than anyone. But the biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, and there was lots of room for us to go to places that [Charlton Heston’s movie] The Ten Commandments never dreamed of going. [There are] No fake beards. There’s nothing mild about the Exodus or Moses.”
It’s due out in December. (Images via EW)