Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Prince of Thieves to Prince of Peace; Christian Bale is Moses

I've already written about biblical and post-biblical stories making it into the big screen or the TV screen, but today I'm writing about two more:

Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)) has signed on to direct "The Resurrection," the story of Jesus's 40 days between his resurrection and his ascension, which is slated for release in Easter 2015. Christian Bale, having recently retired the Batman cape, will play Moses in Exodus under the direction of Ridley Scott (Gladiator, American Gangster), shooting for a December 2014 release.

It is good to see biblical stories portrayed visually and to more people, especially when they're true to the historical context and the author's intent. Since both those aspects can be diverse and often implausible, Bible movies can be a wild card at the box office. Yet, it seems a lot of them are in the works.