WATCH: First Trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Twentieth Century Fox has released the first trailer for the Ridley Scott-directed Bible epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”

Pic stars Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Rhamses and looks to have the scale of previous Scott action adventures like “Gladiator.”

Chernin Entertainment will produce with the pic bowing on Dec. 12.

The trailer comes has Scott and Chernin have also announced plans to develop another pic based on a famous biblical character, King David, that Fox will also distribute.

Watch the trailer below:

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  1. genius7 says:

    There’s already a big movie coming out ‘David and Goliath’ – not sure why they want to make a second one. Maybe they do things in pairs (‘Wyatt Earp v. Tombstone”, “Volcano vs. Dante’s Peak”, etc)

  2. lupe says:

    What sort of ‘reputable’ publication lacks the internal fortitude to raise the pertinent issue of the white washing of Isrealite and North African Egyptian characters in this movie.
    I and all my friends will be boycotting this movie for sure. It is an irresponsible and dangerously inaccurate portrayal of historic figures that mean immeasurable importance to a culture and a people.
    If Hollywood cannot take the initiative to do better, we will force them to by not watching this incompetent creation.

  3. There is nothing wrong with Hollywood making an epic/fantasy movie about an exodus even though there is no evidence that it ever took place. That’s entertainment. The problem is when they present it as history and alter real African history to fit their fantasy. King Ramesses is at hall of Mummies in the Cairo Museum not at the bottom of the Red Sea. There are no records anywhere of a plague in Egypt or any mass exodus of Hebrews and there certainly are no records of Egypt ever losing its army in the Red Sea. This is all just Hebrew mythology. But the worst part of this ridiculous fantasy is how they changed everybody from black and brown to white. It wasn’t until almost a thousand year later that Europeans came to Egypt as first Greeks than Romans. And according to their own book a Semite is a member of any of various ancient and modern peoples originating in southwestern Asia, including the Akkadians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs not Europe. And Ramesses was African in life and today his mummy is still African. When a people have no history to be proud of the next best thing is to co-opt someone else’s history.

  4. Remy says:

    first read about ramses I, II, and later make a movie…

  5. Louie says:

    It’s about Moses, not David.

  6. sonyatevans says:

    Pharaoh is white? Huh? Really? My head just exploded!

  7. sonyatevans says:

    Enough with the Hollywood “whitewashing.” Why are these biblical characters white? I’m really getting sick of this! Are we not ready for the truth?

  8. Lala says:

    So over history being whitewashed.

  9. P.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buOT7ZkgUXI Melanesians. That’s right.. Black people with naturally blond hair. Melanesians and peoples from Madagascar have this trait showing up to this day consistently enough for it to be no big deal.

  10. “The same way the Tarim mummies found in china with red hair had white skin, the color of the skin doesn’t change with mummification. the Brunt of the Pharoanic mummies on display today in Egyptian museums have dark skin. MANY do not know this…but the information is out there. The lie of Omission is still a lie, often the worst kind. Ramses? He had a halo of Ethiopian textured reddish orange hair floating above Obviously Brownish- Red skin. Darker than my picture over there.

    You can keep owning reddish blond hair and disowning the black skin all you want… you can throw as much money at a “passion project” as you wish to make your whitewashing pipe dreams a tangible reality that some idiot is going to believe instead of digging for the truth that very sick people buried a very long time ago. But don’t ever ask “what is wrong with this world?” with any sense of sincerity ever again. Because championing idiots doing this in 2014 shows you are all part of the problem. You treat the bible like it is a lie..which makes it easy for you to heap your lies atop it without any fear of recompense. I pray i live to see the day when it doesn’t fly as easily as it used to here.”

    Angel Brynner, writer.
    Regarding Ridley Scott’s pending white-washed trope.

  11. Buggin Out! says:

    Ancient Egypt was an advanced civilized society of Africans. So lets make them white Europeans and have Ramses played by an Australian. African’s doing well just doesn’t ‘look’ right.

    They built amazing things and had stunning artwork. So lets just add in some foreigners to give credit for all their accomplishments. As we can’t actually have the Africans doing amazing things.

    To further underscore how Africans couldn’t have had such an amazing civilization, lets make up that they were brutal slave owners and all they accomplished was built of oppressing and slaving people. After all we can’t show that their society was civilized.

    It has always bedazzled me how there has always been uproar over actors in Blackface, but there has never been any aggressive furor about the same actors in ‘Whiteface’ which is basically the cinematic bleaching of a nation as opposed to the darkening of one’s skin.

  12. Dimitrios Papagiannis says:

    C’mon Ridley, just because you can now color something to such extremes does not mean you should. Try it with much less over the top grading and bring it into a more realistic color palette. I bet you will like it more. Right now the whole trailer looks like a stupid video game. Listen to your visual instincts, you will be right. Don’t let the stupid studio dictate how it should look. You are good and I have faith in you.

  13. mitch mick says:

    The mummy of Ramses proved that he actually had red hair.So he probably was not very dark skinned.But Christian bale does not even remotely look hebrew.

    • Before the Khazars, who knows? The Hebrew look you refer to was caused by the Khazars. I’m the first to say I don’t know everything, but I love how people out there KNOW what every group looked like in every period in every region. Even in our present, the look people think is Mexican is actually Mestizo, and Mexico is filled with pale, blonde people.

  14. Marty says:

    Million of gallons of spray tan and tons of eyeliner and they all still look white-european. Makeup fail. Worth watching for the special effects though.

  15. Jacques Wayser says:

    Great score. Love the singer!

  16. Rex Rivers says:

    Looks terrific. Ridley Scott is amazing.

  17. Steve Orpin says:

    As with all remake of classics… WHY?!?!

    • FartBlaster says:

      Yeah, this is a really unneccessary remake of “the Ten Koopmandments”. Captain Lou Albano was the PERFECT Moses, and the perfect Mario!

  18. Pavel says:

    Looks like another gutted Bible story

  19. Angie says:

    the spray tanning business must be doing very well.

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