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 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Love to see Sigourney Weaver play such a strong character as Tuya!
The film maker explains how he brought this together when asked if Exodus is indeed his “biggest” project to date:
“Well, in terms of the metaphorical aspects, yes (this is the biggest project I’ve done). Evan budgetary it’s probably the biggest, yeah. But I didn’t approach it as my biggest. I never do that. I always approach it from the point of view of the characters
Of the story. I never realized Gladiator was going to be quite as large in terms of its scope and yet it was a very small, personal story. A revenge. A simple revenge into which we had jig sawed some characters”
When asked about the title he said:
“Honestly, to be truthful, we’d have liked to just call this Exodus, but that was owned and nobody would give it up, so I had to use Gods and Kings, because in effect that’s what we’re dealing with: a society who at one stage believed in the idea of
Over a thousand gods, which is of course hard to believe!” So rounding out the cast of EXODUS: Gods and Kings are such actor’s as Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), John Tuturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), and Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines).By Empire
Release: December 12, 2014
Directed by Ridley Scott
Written by: Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Jeffrey Caine and Steven Zaillian
Producers: Peter Chernin, p.g.a; Ridley Scott, p.g.a.; Jenno Topping, p.g.a.; Michael Schaefer, p.g.a.; Mark Huffam, p.g.a.
Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, with Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley