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This! Is! Moses!

10.12.2009

Moses is a gnarly dude, kids!

Wanna make kids more interested in the bible? Fox has  a solution: Lots of CG, rippling pecs and slow-motion blood splatter all over!

The studio and prodcuer Peter Chernin are developing a pitch to tell the story of Moses from infancy to Red Sea in a style that would make Zach Snyder proud, mapping their project along the lines of the latter's 300 by way of BRAVEHEART, so as to make the story an epic action/fantasy flic rather then a Charlton Heston classic. 'cause Yul Brynner woulda been scarier in super-slo-mo 3D.

Scribes Adam Cooper and Bill Collage are contracted to bring the story about, having just completed a similar treatment for MOBY DICK. The aim is for them to reach as much for the bible as other historical and mythological  sources. So that Ramses might be 10 feet tall and full o'bling. And latex.

Extra Tidbit: Who is worthy of stepping into Heston's gun-totting shoes? And Brynner's?
Source: Variety

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2:45AM on 10/13/2009
Too many Bible movies have guys who look like vikings. Sacha Baron Cohen is jewish I think. At least make an effort.
Too many Bible movies have guys who look like vikings. Sacha Baron Cohen is jewish I think. At least make an effort.
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11:45PM on 10/12/2009
Schwarzenegger for Moses when he returns to acting.
Schwarzenegger for Moses when he returns to acting.
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9:08PM on 10/12/2009
I'm not a religious person but I do find it funny how Hollywood doesn't mind shredding the bible but they won't touch Islam.
I'm not a religious person but I do find it funny how Hollywood doesn't mind shredding the bible but they won't touch Islam.
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10:44PM on 10/12/2009
Well Muslims do have a specific rule that says no-one should depict Muhammed, not even in a drawing. It's sad yes but people have been killed over this.

Maybe Hollywood are simply showing respect.
Well Muslims do have a specific rule that says no-one should depict Muhammed, not even in a drawing. It's sad yes but people have been killed over this.

Maybe Hollywood are simply showing respect.
5:51PM on 10/12/2009

I'm now depressed after reading this

So, what I read about the Moby Dick adaptation is that it is as far from the spirit of the book as it could be. I was expecting a respectful treatment for that novel (as it is a loved classic for me and many), yet we'll see a total raping of one if not the most powerful piece of American Literature that in good hands would have become a legendary movie. Now I read this news, I know it will be so painful to watch my favorite whale and an incredible prophet story turned into a circus, with no
So, what I read about the Moby Dick adaptation is that it is as far from the spirit of the book as it could be. I was expecting a respectful treatment for that novel (as it is a loved classic for me and many), yet we'll see a total raping of one if not the most powerful piece of American Literature that in good hands would have become a legendary movie. Now I read this news, I know it will be so painful to watch my favorite whale and an incredible prophet story turned into a circus, with no honor attached.
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4:47PM on 10/12/2009
wtf?
wtf?
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12:03PM on 10/12/2009
I dunno who should play Moses, but I was watching the history channel and apparently Moses was a real badass and a great milatary srategist, so this could be interesting.
I dunno who should play Moses, but I was watching the history channel and apparently Moses was a real badass and a great milatary srategist, so this could be interesting.
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8:16AM on 10/12/2009

Umm...

Why not just rerelease The Ten Commandments? There's no getting around that Charlton Heston's movie is classic and I doubt anything will replace it. Ever.

You know who I'd love to see made into a movie? Samson. I would love to see a long haired guy kill an entire army with a donkey's jawbone. Now that would be great to be done 300 style. Leave the classic alone. There are plenty of other good stories to do Hollywood.
Why not just rerelease The Ten Commandments? There's no getting around that Charlton Heston's movie is classic and I doubt anything will replace it. Ever.

You know who I'd love to see made into a movie? Samson. I would love to see a long haired guy kill an entire army with a donkey's jawbone. Now that would be great to be done 300 style. Leave the classic alone. There are plenty of other good stories to do Hollywood.
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8:01AM on 10/12/2009

"Wanna make kids more interested in the bible?"

No, I want kids to grow up to be rational adults who don't believe in fairy tales their entire lives.
No, I want kids to grow up to be rational adults who don't believe in fairy tales their entire lives.
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12:20PM on 10/12/2009
"Wah wah wah people believe in God"--how many of you infants must I put up with.

And even if all the Bible was 'fairy tales', why exactly does that mean it shouldn't be made. I take it you just ain't a fan of Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter as well as Jesus.
"Wah wah wah people believe in God"--how many of you infants must I put up with.

And even if all the Bible was 'fairy tales', why exactly does that mean it shouldn't be made. I take it you just ain't a fan of Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter as well as Jesus.
1:16PM on 10/12/2009
Golly, someone rushing to the defence of "rational adults" the world over who believe in God(s) with a rallying cry of "stop acting like a child!" while leaping over the huge, yawning chasm that separates the millennia-long belief in the Bible and the cosy enjoyment of Harry Potter novels to boot! How absolutely quaint and wrong-headed of you. Try growing a bollock while you're about it, you intellectual manchild.
Golly, someone rushing to the defence of "rational adults" the world over who believe in God(s) with a rallying cry of "stop acting like a child!" while leaping over the huge, yawning chasm that separates the millennia-long belief in the Bible and the cosy enjoyment of Harry Potter novels to boot! How absolutely quaint and wrong-headed of you. Try growing a bollock while you're about it, you intellectual manchild.
5:02PM on 10/12/2009
LOL kids growing up to be rational adults-well good luck with that!
LOL kids growing up to be rational adults-well good luck with that!
10:41PM on 10/12/2009
More typical athiest whining?

And yes, despite the fact that you are bleating like a child and insulting people over the internet it's me that has to 'grow a bollock'.
More typical athiest whining?

And yes, despite the fact that you are bleating like a child and insulting people over the internet it's me that has to 'grow a bollock'.
7:48AM on 10/12/2009
See, you all think this would be cool or funny but imagine the reaction you would have gotten if this were the life of Muhammad instead.

Expect the same reaction but with Christians and a lot whining instead of death threats.
See, you all think this would be cool or funny but imagine the reaction you would have gotten if this were the life of Muhammad instead.

Expect the same reaction but with Christians and a lot whining instead of death threats.
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5:05PM on 10/12/2009
No 2 way about that! Hollywood are scared shitless to even touch Muhammad's life story-say like an Oliver Stone type a film.
No 2 way about that! Hollywood are scared shitless to even touch Muhammad's life story-say like an Oliver Stone type a film.
7:45AM on 10/12/2009
Please don't make this, I have zero interest in seeing links to stories where the neocon right loses their friggin minds over this.
Please don't make this, I have zero interest in seeing links to stories where the neocon right loses their friggin minds over this.
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5:44AM on 10/12/2009
i will always love the prince of egypt movie, so i dont see this as needed
i will always love the prince of egypt movie, so i dont see this as needed
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5:26AM on 10/12/2009
This sounds like a horrible idea that will be laughed straight out of theaters!
This sounds like a horrible idea that will be laughed straight out of theaters!
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4:30AM on 10/12/2009
I don't know about the idea... but if they are going for it: Cast Mel Gibson!
I don't know about the idea... but if they are going for it: Cast Mel Gibson!
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9:18AM on 10/12/2009
An inspired choice! Mel as one of the pillars of Judaism.
An inspired choice! Mel as one of the pillars of Judaism.
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