By Jim Amos | Box Office Insider July 9, 2014 at 11:13AM
No more calls please, we have a winner. The first trailer for Fox's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has dropped and it's what you would expect from the man who directed "Gladiator" (the trailer made me squint to try to find Russell Crowe and lions). Spectacular cinematography, a winning cast (Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul) and stunning special effects should land this on moviegoers' Christmas lists. What's particularly interesting about this first look is the avoidance of the Biblical subject matter of the film (Moses leading the Isrealites out of Egypt). We'll see how that angle is addressed once the film's marketing campaign begins.