First trailer for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods And Kings

Trailer Simon Brew 9 Jul 2014 - 06:44

Christian Bale leads the cast of Ridley Scott's upcoming biblical epic, Exodus: Gods And Kings. Here's the trailer...

We've already had one biblical epic this year, with Darren Aronofsky's Noah - starring Russell Crowe - doing solid business at the box office back in the spring. Next up, it's director Ridley Scott's turn, as he brings to the screen Exodus: Gods And Kings.

It stars Christian Bale, Joel Egerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver and Sir Ben Kingsley, and tells the story of Moses, specifically how he lead the Israelite slaves out of Egypt.

Exodus: Gods And Kings has a Boxing Day release earmarked in the UK, and the first full trailer for the movie has just landed. Take a mooch at this and see what you reckon...

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Looks much better than Noah or Son of God. Cautiously optimistic about this!

Son of God in its original TV series is pretty good but the Theatre cut is meh. And Hans Zimmers score is "biblical".

Oh. Oh dear.

Looks pretty good so far i'd say.

It looks gorgeous.

Aaron Paul? I can already imagine it: "yo this be all biblical...bitch!"

Looks awesome, who is Aaron Paul playing in this and who is singing that cover of Belfast Child? It sounds like Adele or Lorde or Lana Del Ray.

it says somebody called Sydney Wayser a French/American singer.

Who'd a thunk we would have a mini biblical epic boom in 2014? I thought Noah would flop but it did well. Any Sir Rid epic as got to be worth a watch! He's just got an eye for the big picture. I think the sets, scenery and battle scenes in the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven were stunning. It got hampered by a performance by Orlando Bloom playing the hero as a sulky teen!

Wasn't Moses just an ex-prince who led the Jews out of Egypt and got chased a bit? As far as I can remember he definitely wasn't an ironclad warrior who fought in a mass battle against Rameses. Ohhhh wait, Hollywood.

"No horses where drowned by giant biblical waves during the making of this film"

It looks pretty good. I only vaguely remember the biblical story so not sure how close it actually is. It still looks like another winner by Ridley Scott

The film it really has to beat is The Prince of Egypt.

Joel Edgerton looks like a grumpy lesbian... Glad to see him in another high profile role mind you, excellent actor.

Looks interesting, but going on Mr Scott's recent form, I'm not too sure. Bound to be a visual delight though. Fingers crossed...

Has Lindleof rewritten the bible?

So Moses isn't a stuttering 80 year old who really doesn't want to confront Pharaoh because he can't speak well? Why would Hollywood mess with that??

He was priveleged, being raised by pharaoh's daughter. However, rameses was from th 1200's bc. Moses dealt with pharaoh tuthmoses III. The Red Sea crossing was in 1446, Joshua, Caleb, and the next generation of Israel crossed the Jordan into Canaan in 1406, consistent with archaeological findings of the city of Jericho.

I think the biblical epic has long had its day and that modern audiences unlike those of say the 1950's and 60's (when such epics where all the rage) are also often unfamiliar with the source material so to speak since religion plays little or no part in their lives (as is the case with myself even with my Catholic upbringing). Therefore the emotional resonance that this films may have once packed is not there and its just becomes another CGI extravaganza that will be quickly forgotten.

"Yeah Moses! Yeah Religion!"

'The Passion of the Christ's very impressive $611m worldwide take says otherwise...

Despicable Me 2 made nearly twice that much, so based on your logic; all hail our Minion saviors!

Looks really good, for a Hollywood movie. Historically, can't even call it fiction, the correct definition in my opinion is : "pure B.S"

Ridley Scott back on top this Christmas then. Epic naysayers are spouting tosh.

Oh boy, I can imagine the casting:

"Hmmm, this picture is all nordic types...WAIT! Get Ben Kingsley, he's ethnic looking!"

"Why can't we just get Middle Eastern actors?"

"YOU'RE FIRED!"

Fair point. However that film told a story that even the most godless amongst us are probably familiar with and in an unflinchingly brutal stripped down fashion that was about as far away from a biblical epic as you can get. Therefore even if you don't believe that Jesus was the son of God you can certainly emphasise with the torments that the man Jesus is going through on screen and many people will have undoubtedly gone to see it on its reputation (well deserved) for showing the same.

Refreshing to see a trailer that doesn't give away the story (to someone like me who knows nothing of history or the Bible!).

For those want to know what TV series, it's the miniseries The Bible. Pretty decent watch. It's also getting a sequel miniseries A.D.: Beyond the Bible in early 2015 on NBC.

*In a deep, brooding voice*

"I'm Moses"

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