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01.27.2009

The raping and pillaging of every type of source material continues in Hollywood, as the money hungry big wigs (can I be one too?) are this time plunging their greed-infested, oozing, toxic claws into the most sacred of all books, the Holy Bible. SAMSON will be a futuristic retelling of the Samson and Delilah story from the Old Testament, in which Samson, a man with invincible powers, was betrayed by Delilah, whom he revealed that his secret powers rested in his hair. Never trust a woman Samson, you should have known better.

Scott Silver (8 MILE) will write the script, and Francis Lawrence (I AM LEGEND) will direct.
Extra Tidbit: What source of material is Hollywood going to approproate next?
Source: Variety

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5:01PM on 01/28/2009

Samson

I love this story. I think, if done right, it could be great. Especially if they include Regina Spektor's song "Samson".
I love this story. I think, if done right, it could be great. Especially if they include Regina Spektor's song "Samson".
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11:22PM on 01/27/2009
i had to do a report on this story in high school.

its no different than the ancient greek mythology stuff. its a cool story and i look forward to it.
fuck the religious people who will bitch about it. they need to realize how silly the old testament is.
i had to do a report on this story in high school.

its no different than the ancient greek mythology stuff. its a cool story and i look forward to it.
fuck the religious people who will bitch about it. they need to realize how silly the old testament is.
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11:08PM on 01/27/2009
this will make NO money. Anybody with half a brain will figure out that when the trailer says "From the best selling novel - THE BIBLE" and see spaceships flying around, they won't even care.
this will make NO money. Anybody with half a brain will figure out that when the trailer says "From the best selling novel - THE BIBLE" and see spaceships flying around, they won't even care.
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10:44PM on 01/27/2009
Let me guess... a burning bush told them to do it.

And by that I don't mean Lindsay Lohan...

Let me guess... a burning bush told them to do it.

And by that I don't mean Lindsay Lohan...

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5:25PM on 01/27/2009

The Phantom

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5:01PM on 01/27/2009
Oh wow, this will really get the religious right started up.
Oh wow, this will really get the religious right started up.
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4:59PM on 01/27/2009
I like the bible. It could be great source material for some awesome films if done right.
I like the bible. It could be great source material for some awesome films if done right.
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3:19PM on 01/27/2009

I sense a little hostility...

I get the feeling that Mr. Barna takes this a little personal. I don't really see what the difference is between this and say Clash of the Titans. One person's holy stories are another's mythology.

But I'm an atheist, so my opinion never matters.
I get the feeling that Mr. Barna takes this a little personal. I don't really see what the difference is between this and say Clash of the Titans. One person's holy stories are another's mythology.

But I'm an atheist, so my opinion never matters.
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2:54PM on 01/27/2009
Passion of the Christ 2: Resurrection!
Passion of the Christ 2: Resurrection!
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1:23PM on 01/27/2009
So since they are changing it up a bit, what is going to get cut off instead of his hair?? I say go below since most guys think their power lies in their penis anyway.

But seriously...this sounds freakin stupid. But to me ANY bible story is freakin stupid.
So since they are changing it up a bit, what is going to get cut off instead of his hair?? I say go below since most guys think their power lies in their penis anyway.

But seriously...this sounds freakin stupid. But to me ANY bible story is freakin stupid.
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12:38PM on 01/27/2009

Rights?

Are they going to pay christians for the rights or is this going to be Watchmen all over again?
Are they going to pay christians for the rights or is this going to be Watchmen all over again?
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11:29AM on 01/27/2009
Coming in 2013, from Michael Bay, the director of "Transformers" and "Bad Boys", comes....."The Koran"!
Coming in 2013, from Michael Bay, the director of "Transformers" and "Bad Boys", comes....."The Koran"!
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10:51AM on 01/27/2009
Hey, at least they're not adapting a good book.
Hey, at least they're not adapting a good book.
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9:26AM on 01/27/2009

Well...

fuck the bible.

Next!
fuck the bible.

Next!
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9:17AM on 01/27/2009
spacemonkey:
Exactly how will this movie show that the Bible is a fantasy? Please explain. Because I don't quite see how, by adapting a story to another medium (to say nothing of transforming it into an entirely different story, altogether), it would in any way demonstrate that the original story was fictional.

Are you, therefore, claiming that the movie '300' shows us that the Battle of Thermopylae never took place? I mean, I didn't actually SEE the battle happen; none of us did, we
spacemonkey:
Exactly how will this movie show that the Bible is a fantasy? Please explain. Because I don't quite see how, by adapting a story to another medium (to say nothing of transforming it into an entirely different story, altogether), it would in any way demonstrate that the original story was fictional.

Are you, therefore, claiming that the movie '300' shows us that the Battle of Thermopylae never took place? I mean, I didn't actually SEE the battle happen; none of us did, we read about it. They made a movie about it, which was highly stylized and took liberties with details of the events, transforming it into an entirely different story... so, the Battle of Thermopylae is SHOWN to be fantasy, then, right? Is that it? Yeah, I guess you have a theory, there.
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7:17AM on 01/27/2009
I like the idea, simply because it will show just how much of a fantasy the bible is!
I like the idea, simply because it will show just how much of a fantasy the bible is!
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6:42AM on 01/27/2009
Casketmouth:

"Sumerians" (or "Samaritans"...not sure which incorrect connection you're trying to make).

"plagiarizing"

And just for a little "shake my head in disbelief" chuckling, why don't you tell us how the ancient Hebrews (capitalized please) were even aware of the existence of the ancient Mayans (capitalized please).



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"Sumerians" (or "Samaritans"...not sure which incorrect connection you're trying to make).

"plagiarizing"

And just for a little "shake my head in disbelief" chuckling, why don't you tell us how the ancient Hebrews (capitalized please) were even aware of the existence of the ancient Mayans (capitalized please).



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6:09AM on 01/27/2009
Isn't Francis Lawrence supposed to do the 'I Am Legend' Prequel? And what about his pet project, the 'Survivor' (Chuck Palahniuk novel) adaptation?
Isn't Francis Lawrence supposed to do the 'I Am Legend' Prequel? And what about his pet project, the 'Survivor' (Chuck Palahniuk novel) adaptation?
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3:23AM on 01/27/2009
Sounds like the Christopher Lambert version of "Beowulf," but, you know, using a different old story. Of course, if there are half as many backflips as in that one, I might just have to see it.
Sounds like the Christopher Lambert version of "Beowulf," but, you know, using a different old story. Of course, if there are half as many backflips as in that one, I might just have to see it.
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2:55AM on 01/27/2009
Holy shit the Symarians plagiarized the Mayans beliefs? How did these ancient civilizations get a hold of each other? Myspace?
Holy shit the Symarians plagiarized the Mayans beliefs? How did these ancient civilizations get a hold of each other? Myspace?
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2:44AM on 01/27/2009
That's hilarious. Not especially surprising, but funny nonetheless.
That's hilarious. Not especially surprising, but funny nonetheless.
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2:05AM on 01/27/2009
HORRIBLE IDEA!

And casketmouth, DO NOT state THEORIES on ancient historical literature as if they were fact!
HORRIBLE IDEA!

And casketmouth, DO NOT state THEORIES on ancient historical literature as if they were fact!
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2:00AM on 01/27/2009
CRAP!!!! be creative people. The bible is already an adaptation of the hebrew mythologies which stem all the way to plagorizing the ancient samarians and myans of old so this is a washed up story. Please stop it
CRAP!!!! be creative people. The bible is already an adaptation of the hebrew mythologies which stem all the way to plagorizing the ancient samarians and myans of old so this is a washed up story. Please stop it
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1:52AM on 01/27/2009

say what?!!??!

Oh my, y'know someone has to tell these guys in Hollywood never to be afraid to tell the story as it is!

Get serious, a FUTURISTIC RE-telling??!! Someone please tell me this Bulls**t coz its bad enough we have superhero movies with Jesus Christ undertones or sci-fi flicks whose creatures are inspired by the book of Revelations.

Call this movie something else!!
Oh my, y'know someone has to tell these guys in Hollywood never to be afraid to tell the story as it is!

Get serious, a FUTURISTIC RE-telling??!! Someone please tell me this Bulls**t coz its bad enough we have superhero movies with Jesus Christ undertones or sci-fi flicks whose creatures are inspired by the book of Revelations.

Call this movie something else!!
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1:36AM on 01/27/2009

Nothing New

They've been adapating re-tellings of biblical stories into films for ages. I mean hasn't everybody on here been excited about "The Year One" for months now?

Heck even the idea of using it as fodder for a sci-fi story has been done before, magazines like "Fantasy & Science Fiction" and "Asimov's" used to be chock-full of them back in the 40's and 50's. This type of idea has even provided the presmise to several successful series such as Larry Niven's "Ringworld".
They've been adapating re-tellings of biblical stories into films for ages. I mean hasn't everybody on here been excited about "The Year One" for months now?

Heck even the idea of using it as fodder for a sci-fi story has been done before, magazines like "Fantasy & Science Fiction" and "Asimov's" used to be chock-full of them back in the 40's and 50's. This type of idea has even provided the presmise to several successful series such as Larry Niven's "Ringworld".
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