[Movies] Timur Bekmambetov In Talks to Direct Ben-Hur Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.19.2013
A re-adaptation of the novel...
Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is in talks to direct a new adaptation of Ben-Hur. The Wrap reports that Bekmambetov is in negotiations to take on MGM's new take on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
The novel has previously been made into properties in both stage, screen and radio formats; the most famous is of course the 1959 feature film. The new film is from a script by Keith Clarke and follows Wallace's original novel and the life of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince sold into slavery who then vows revenge against the man responsible. Set in the early years of the first century, Ben-Hur's struggles parallel those of Jesus Christ.