Christian Bale turns Moses into action hero in first 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' images

By Daniel S Levine,

When we think of Moses, most filmgoers still have an image of Charlton Heston parting the Red Sea. However, director Ridley Scott and Christian Bale are hoping to change that with Exodus: Gods and Kings, which hits theaters this December.


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“Charlton Heston does Charlton Heston better than anyone,” Bale told Entertainment Weekly, which published a bunch of photos from the set. “But the biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, and there was lots of room for us to go to places that [Heston’s movie] The Ten Commandments never dreamed of going.”

The images from EW show Scott in full action movie mode, with Bale riding a horse in one, swinging a stick at an attacker. Another shows Bale with a bow and arrow and one shows Joel Edgerton as Ramses with his army. There’s also a picture of Scott directing Sigourney Weaver. Other members of the cast include Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley.

“There’s a deep connection between the two of us,” Edgerton told EW of the relationship between Ramses and Moses. “It becomes a really complicated relationship that starts with a lot of love and companionship and ends with destruction.”

Whatever the critics say about the final film when it comes out on Dec. 12, they will have to admit that Scott was very efficient shooting the film. Somehow, the veteran director managed to make a Biblical epic in just 72 days.

“I still privately don’t know how we did it, but we did,” Scott told EW. “I haven’t had that much fun in a while.”

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