First Look: Christian Bale as Moses in Fox’s ‘Exodus’

Christian Bale Exodus

Biblical drama opens next year on Dec. 12

20th Century Fox has released the first image of its biblical pic “Exodus” with Christian Bale as Moses. Directed by Ridley Scott,  the film offers a new take on the classic story. The photo features Bale on a horse with a statue of Rhamses being built in the background. Fox’s “Exodus” is just one of a handful of films revolving around bible tales set to bow in 2014 with Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” bowing this spring.

“Exodus,” co-starring Aaron Paul and Sigourney Weaver, opens Dec. 12, 2014.

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  1. Rick Dack says:

    Hollywood is known for notoriously bad Bible movies since early on. Scriptural accuracy will probably once again take a back seat to entertainment/artistic expression. Hopefully this film will be somewhat accurate but already the Pharaoh Ramses will be present in this film. Ramses lived in the 1200s when in actuality the Exodus occurred in the 1400s during the reign of Amenhotep II. What people tend to forget is that the District of Ramses existed during the era of Joseph 400 years “prior to” the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II so an argument is moot pointing to Ramses II as the actual Pharaoh whom Moses confronted. With Christian Bale as Moses I do have my doubts. Christian Bale played Jesus in the film “Mary Mother of Jesus” put out by NBC almost 15 years ago and it was terrible. Bales Jesus was frightened, scared, confused about his identity plus multiple Scriptural inaccuracies and I mean basic stuff that a Sunday school kid would know. I’ll go see this film but his usual I will be hypercritical. Hopefully clergy and other members of the Christian community will closely scrutinize this film before endorsing it for Christian audiences to see. In the past radio ministries, conservative talk show hosts and some pastors seem to think that biblical inaccuracy is not a problem. Either the Bible is the word of God or it is mere words. It’s time for the Christian leadership community to figure that out. There are fine biblical films out there that rarely get a mention such as Henry Ian Cusicks “Gospel of John” and NBC’s “In the beginning” instead of showing those films Christian broadcasters (UP, TBN etc) continue to replay Mary Mother of Jesus (Christian Bale) and Jesus (Jeremy Sisto) and other junk. Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int’l.

  2. Marshall says:

    Ugh. Jews and Egyptians were not northern European whites. They were brown and black people from north Africa!

  3. Usagi says:

    Batman: Let my people gooooo!

  4. iakashpatil says:

    looking forward. christian bale and ridley scott. awesome!

  5. daveinla says:

    Boooo-urns!!!

  6. stillhaventovercome says:

    It’s only a matter of time before someone comments on Hollywood’s infatuation with “whitewashing” the bible with an all white cast….so let me be the first…maybe this moses is only half Egyptian like Keanu is half japanese (which is ironic because he would have made a better choice since he was born in Lebanon)

  7. leighdemetra says:

    I bet this is what it would’ve looked like back in time…

  8. big daddy D says:

    I love Christian Bale..but ANOTHER biblical movie?? Something we’re not being told?

    • AG says:

      There were a bajillion superhero movies that came out last year and the year before that. Nothing wrong with ‘another’ biblical movie. If there’s a market for it, there’s a market for it.

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