Exodus: Gods and Kings Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: Steven Zaillian
Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley 20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 150 Minutes
Release Date: December 12, 2014
Directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven), White Egypt stars Christian Bale as Charlton Heston and Joel Edgarton as Yul Brynner. An interpretation of the Book of Exodus, Scott’s Old Testament epic features historically accurate portrayals of Israelites and Egyptians who, as we all know, were white people.
The story begins in 1300 B.C.E, where Heston prepares to attack the Hittite army with Brynner. It is here that Brynner’s father, the great Pharaoh of Brooklyn (Seti I, played by John Turturro) tells the two men of a prophecy in which one will save the other’s life and become a great leader. During the battle, Heston saves Brynner’s life, leaving both men questioning their place in White Egypt.
For his upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, director Ridley Scott chose to cast an 11-year-old boy to portray the voice of God.
In the movie, Moses (Christian Bale) meets the young boy named Malak (played by Isaac Andrews) in front of the burning bush. The boy then appears from time to time to guide and debate Moses, who eventually realizes that this boy is actually being used by God to speak to him. Fun fact: the word “malak” translates to “messenger” in the Hebrew bible.
Continue reading to see why Scott decided to go this route when it came to the voice of God in Exodus: Gods and Kings, and to check out the final trailer for the movie.
Back in July we saw the teaser trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings, the upcoming Ridley Scott film starring Christian Bale as Moses.
Now comes the first full official trailer, and it’s a whopper. Over three minutes in length and overflowing with the shots you’d expect to see in a biblical epic. Plagues, a burning bush, a parted sea…it’s all here. There’s also a few behind-the-scenes videos from production of the movie if you’ve not yet seen them.
We’ve seen images of Exodus: Gods and Kings, the upcoming biblical epic from director Ridley Scott, and now the first trailer for the movie has been released online.
The movie is a retelling of the story of Moses, with Christian Bale stepping into the role once played by Charlton Heston in 1956’s The Ten Commandments. It also stars Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley.
You can watch the first trailer and read a synopsis below.