Hollywood has a number of movies in pre-production based on The Old Testament.
Steven Spielberg has already started pre-production work on GODS AND KINGS, an epic retelling of the Moses story. Now, according to Esquire, Ridley Scott also has got one in mind: “I’ve got something else in the works. I’m already doing it. It’s called MOSES… Seriously, seriously. It’s going to happen… It’s definitely in the cards… What’s interesting to me about Moses isn’t the big stuff that everybody knows. It’s things like his relationship with Ramses. I honestly wasn’t paying attention in school when I was told the story of Moses. Some of the details of his life are extraordinary.”
So with two Moses stories in the works, and Aronofsky’s NOAH, is it about to get all Old Testament at the movie theater?
I’m actually all for it. I just hope they do it well. Those quotes from Ridley Scott don’t give me a lot of confidence, however. I especially love the understatement, “Some of the details of (Moses’) life are extraordinary.” Ha!
But Spielberg is pretty much the man and as long as he keeps George Lucas from it, it should probably be pretty awesome.
And, of course, on top of that we get word that Osteen is producing a script co-written by Catholic writer Barbara Nicolosi about Mary, the Mother of God.
So lots of reasons to hope for some good Christian movies in the future.