Trading in the beer belly and combover he sported last in American Hustle for a suit of armour and a sword, Christian Bale’s anticipated return at the end of the year in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings sees him take on the Old Testament, bringing to life the character of Moses in a way you can bet the story’s never been told before.
Biblical epics enjoyed a golden age decades ago, but faded significantly from mainstream media until this year. Russell Crowe dominated the box office as Noah back in the spring, and now Bale is poised to do the same come December. Fox has just over two months before it bows in America, and continuing a heavy marketing campaign for Scott’s latest comes a new trailer to whet your appetite.
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 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Joel Edgerton stars opposite Bale as the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, with Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley rounding out the cast.
Scott is directing from a script penned by Steven Zaillian (Moneyball), based on a story by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper (Assassin’s Creed).
Exodus: Gods and Kings will be released in 3D on December 12th in the US, two weeks before crossing the Atlantic on December 26th in the UK.