[Movies] Photos Released From The Set Of Ridley Scott's Exodus Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.26.2013
Starring Christian Bale...
The Daily Mail has photos from the set of Ridley Scott's new film Exodus, which stars Christian Bale as Biblical hero Moses. It follows the classic tale of the Israelites' departure from Egypt with Moses leading them.
A set was built in Almeria, Spain to resemble ancient Egypt. Shooting is happening in the Sierra Alhamila mountain range in the province of Almeria (southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea). Filming began on Tuesday after a few days of shooting in England. Bale already has a full beard for his role. He carried a bow and arrow that he was seen shooting.
Scott had been planning the film for some time. It finally got going earlier this year when Steve Zaillian signed on to rewrite the draft by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. Peter Chernin bought the film as a pitch and will produce with Scott. This is one of two Moses films in development. The other is Gods and Kings, which Steven Spielberg dropped out of directing. The most famous version of the tale is the Charlton Heston 1956 epic The Ten Commandments.
The rest of the cast includes Aaron Paul as the Hebrew slave Joshua, who leads the people into the promised land after Moses. Joel Edgerton will play Ramses, the pharaoh who is believed to have ruled Egypt during Moses' time. He chases after Moses and the Hebrews as they escape. Sigourney Weaver will play Ramses' mother and John Turturro will play Seti, his father. Ben Kingsley, who played Moses in a 1995 TV version of the story, will play a Hebrew scholar.
The film will be out on December 12, 2014. For legal reasons, we can't actually post the photos. You can find them here.