Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton are Moses and Ramses in the first trailer for EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS
The first trailer for Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings has hit the webs.
Aside from the fact that the questionable casting for the Egyptians depicted in the film sticks out like a sore thumb (Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton — who are both TOTES white — play Tuya, Ramses’ mother, and Ramses, respectively), I think this has the potential to be…good? That being said, I’m also like, Ridley Scott: yes. Christina Bale: yes. Ancient wars and plagues: yes. But there’s a little part of me that thinks this might also be total shit, a weird hybrid between Passion of the Christ and Troy, which, YIKES. Even if it is Ridley Scott. Biblical and/or ancient civilization movies in general are dicey territories, and there are far more many failures in those categories than successes; for every Passion or The Ten Commandments we get five Alexanders, 10,000 BC, and Troys).
Watch the trailer here, because I can’t seem to find an embed code that wants to work properly for me today.