If you were wondering what sort of weird, bizarre sci-fi prequel Ridley Scott’s Exodus was, you pretty much only got the prequel part yet. Scott, who fans are still calling on to make Prometheus 2, is making the mother of all prequels with his next film Exodus, which stars Christian Bale as Moses.
We saw our first look at Exodus this week when Empire released a photo of Bale as Moses. The plot is based not he biblical tale of Moses but if you were holding out for a grittier take than the animated film The Prince of Egypt, this apparently is the biblical epic you’ve been waiting for.
Exodus looks to combine the biblical tale of Moses with the high octane action of Ridley Scott’s films, as well as his obsessive eye for attention to detail. Everything about Exodus looks and sounds amazing and the first image of the movie and of Bale only reinforces this notion.
The cast supporting Bale is quite impressive as well with Sigourney Weaver as Pharoah Ramses’ mother Tuya, Joel Edgerton as Pharaoh Ramses, Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul as Hebrew slave Joshua and the always brilliant Ben Kingsley. Scott’s movie joins Darren Aronofsky’s Noah as biblical epics we can expect in 2014, with Exodus currently looking at a release date of December 12, 2014