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Ridley Scott's Biblical epic Exodus gets a title change

03.28.2014

Ridley Scott's epic Bible movie EXODUS already has a stellar cast that includes Christian Bale, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul, Joel Edgerton, and John Turturro which puts it close to the all-star cast of the 1960 film of the same name. While that Paul Newman movie was centered on the formation of the state of Israel in 1948, the titles could be confusing for some. While it seems pretty obvious that EXODUS refers to the book of the Bible that shares the same name, apparently the producers want to drive home that this will not be a traditional religious film.

HitFix is reporting that the Ridley Scott movie will now be known by the very video game sounding title of EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS. Much like Darren Aronofsky's NOAH, EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS will be giving a modern spin on the classic tales that everyone thinks they know. Bale himself said not to expect the classic, studio Bible story from Scott's film.

"It's an intriguing piece, because it's very few people that I've met that have actually read the Torah, the Pentateuch, the five books of Moses, all the way through," he said. "Most people read snippets. If you read it all the way through, it's harsh. It's really 'Old Testament.' And violence in the extreme. He was not a man of any half measures whatsoever."

While the violence may ruffle some traditional feathers, I think it will be refreshing to see the stories from the Old Testament told with the same darkness and edge that the period dictated. We often reflect on the era with a idolized view that makes it seem cleaner and more profound than it was. Ancient Egypt was not a place like CLEOPATRA, full of beauty and splendor. Hopefully EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS balances that edge with a powerful story.

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS is slated to hit theaters on December 12, 2014.

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Source: HitFix

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4:24PM on 03/28/2014
That subtitle sucks, but I understand why they had to do it.
That subtitle sucks, but I understand why they had to do it.
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10:07PM on 03/30/2014
Well Said Paul,

not sure why ppl can't just be civilized in their comments, ill never understand the need to insult someone because they have a different opinion.. Rules help remind people that without them people would just embrace the chaos, and continue to disrespect others, for simply not thinking the same way they do.
Well Said Paul,

not sure why ppl can't just be civilized in their comments, ill never understand the need to insult someone because they have a different opinion.. Rules help remind people that without them people would just embrace the chaos, and continue to disrespect others, for simply not thinking the same way they do.
8:46PM on 03/28/2014
thank you paul shirley.
thank you paul shirley.
8:29PM on 03/28/2014
God forbid we have some rules on the strikebacks and don't just let them run rampant, Des1. I don't think they're unfair. Somewhere along the way folks got the idea in their head that since it's on the internet they can just say and do whatever they want wherever they want. That's not the case. Nobody is on a power trip here. It's real simple. Play by the rules and have a good time. Start insulting people, whether they work here or comment here, and you're out.

And I do work for a living.
God forbid we have some rules on the strikebacks and don't just let them run rampant, Des1. I don't think they're unfair. Somewhere along the way folks got the idea in their head that since it's on the internet they can just say and do whatever they want wherever they want. That's not the case. Nobody is on a power trip here. It's real simple. Play by the rules and have a good time. Start insulting people, whether they work here or comment here, and you're out.

And I do work for a living. In my pajamas.
8:07PM on 03/28/2014
Right there with you, ConMan. I have no idea what I said or what rule I violated (I suspect like getting kicked off AICN, I insulted one of the pansy writers, which is simply not allowed regardless if you abide by the stated rules). It sucks that these weasels treat sites that survive on you visiting them as their little fiefdoms, but that's the way of the world. People who can't make an actual living suddenly have the power to ban you if you displease them....
Right there with you, ConMan. I have no idea what I said or what rule I violated (I suspect like getting kicked off AICN, I insulted one of the pansy writers, which is simply not allowed regardless if you abide by the stated rules). It sucks that these weasels treat sites that survive on you visiting them as their little fiefdoms, but that's the way of the world. People who can't make an actual living suddenly have the power to ban you if you displease them....
5:12PM on 03/28/2014
haha no, just Hudson. for 1 day I used to write in the comments what I thought you would say. and then I got banned. lol haha
haha no, just Hudson. for 1 day I used to write in the comments what I thought you would say. and then I got banned. lol haha
5:08PM on 03/28/2014
Terminal_83??? Is that you?
Terminal_83??? Is that you?
5:04PM on 03/28/2014
sorry bro, haha I used to be on this site under a different username until i was banned for "bullying" aka giving my opinion. so now I take it easy
sorry bro, haha I used to be on this site under a different username until i was banned for "bullying" aka giving my opinion. so now I take it easy
4:51PM on 03/28/2014
The_Soloist and The_ConMan have to be the same person.
The_Soloist and The_ConMan have to be the same person.
4:50PM on 03/28/2014
LOL
LOL
4:29PM on 03/28/2014
Oh Lay upon us your infinite knowledge oh wise one!!
Oh Lay upon us your infinite knowledge oh wise one!!
4:47PM on 03/28/2014

This might be good

Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner cast long shadows. I wish them luck.
Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner cast long shadows. I wish them luck.
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5:33PM on 03/28/2014
Why not just drop the title 'Exodus' altogether and leave it as 'Gods and Kings' then?
Why not just drop the title 'Exodus' altogether and leave it as 'Gods and Kings' then?
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10:21PM on 03/28/2014
I was thinking the same thing.
I was thinking the same thing.
8:01PM on 03/28/2014
Excellent. Treating fiction as fiction. :)
Excellent. Treating fiction as fiction. :)
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8:43AM on 03/31/2014
Exactly, it's just a book, it didn't happen. I def want to see this more than Noah, it's just too ridiculous of a premise with the animals, and then to call it an historical drama is dumb.
Exactly, it's just a book, it didn't happen. I def want to see this more than Noah, it's just too ridiculous of a premise with the animals, and then to call it an historical drama is dumb.
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9:12PM on 03/28/2014
How are there any dislikes in this comments thread?! It's a friggin' Ridley Scott movie, with epic written all over it!!!
I for one can't wait, one of this years most awaited flicks!!!
How are there any dislikes in this comments thread?! It's a friggin' Ridley Scott movie, with epic written all over it!!!
I for one can't wait, one of this years most awaited flicks!!!
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10:55PM on 03/28/2014
Scott and Bale. I'm in.

But it does sound like that DC fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us
Scott and Bale. I'm in.

But it does sound like that DC fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us
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2:25AM on 03/29/2014
It makes it sound like it's a sequel to something.
It makes it sound like it's a sequel to something.
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7:35PM on 03/29/2014
A video game movie adaptation of CIVILIZATION V: GODS AND KINGS? Count me in!
A video game movie adaptation of CIVILIZATION V: GODS AND KINGS? Count me in!
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