Brewing for much the fall, Steven Spielberg has been circling the Warner Bros. Moses movie with the working title "Gods And Kings." Last we heard, talks had just started but Deadline reports that Spielberg is moments away from signing on the dotted line to direct. Penned by Michael Green and Stuart Hazeldine (the former was a co-writer on "Green Lantern" along with creating "The River" for Spielberg on ABC; and the latter is behind the stalled WB flick "Paradise Lost") the movie is described as a "Braveheart" style telling of the story of Moses from birth to death. But if that point of comparison isn't enough for you, the site's source also ranks "Saving Private Ryan" as a touchstone, saying that Spielberg wants to go for gritty realism over Charlton Heston style pomp and circumstance. So yes, the guy who saw the burning bush, delivered the ten commandments and parted the Red Sea among other things is gonna be getting a whole new kind of treatment.
Should everything come together, Spielberg would get to this pretty much when he's finished with "Robopocalypse," sometime in the spring of 2013, with March or April as possible start dates. Bible studies will never be the same. Now the next question: who's gonna be Moses?