Hey, ever wish there was an epic film that told the life story of Moses, following his tale from birth to the moment when he parted the Red Sea with the powers of the Big Guy spurring him on? Gosh, wouldn’t that be a cool film? Maybe you could give it a biblical name, like, The Ten Commandments, or something like that, you know? Well, since a classic movie like that has never, ever been made, Warner Bros. has decided to make Gods and Kings, an epic film about the life of Moses, to be possibly directed by Steven Spielberg.
According to Deadline:
“Getting Spielberg is a long shot on any film because his deal is complex, his dance card is always full, and Warner Bros would have to be willing to share the picture with DreamWorks. Still, I’ve heard there will be a discussion. Gods and Kings covers the life of Moses from birth to death. In between, there is his awakening to the plight of the Hebrew slaves that led Moses’ struggle against the Pharaoh for their freedom out of Egypt; the Ten Plagues; the Burning Bush; the daring escape across the Red Sea; receiving the Ten Commandments, and delivery to Israel. The film is not a remake of the 1956 Cecile B. DeMille-directed The Ten Commandments, which covered similar ground.”
Didja hear that, you guys? It’s totally not a remake of The Ten Commandments, even though it will tell the same story, and feature the same characters, and take place in the same time period. Oh, and this has nothing to do with the fact that The Ten Commandments “was one of the most profitable films of its era, grossing $65 million in the 1950s, which is close to $1 billion if adjusted for inflation.” Nope, nothing at all. This is just because Moses was a great guy, you guys. Really. This isn’t a wholly unnecessary remake of The Ten Commandments. Really.
What do you think of the Moses movie news?