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Ridley Scott Talks Through ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Trailer and Digital Magic (VIDEOS)

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Nick Newman | Thompson on Hollywood July 9, 2014 at 1:26PM

It's been a while since Ridley Scott's epic "Gladiator" took home the Best Picture Oscar back in 2001. Anyone who’s seen that or "Kingdom of Heaven" or "Robin Hood" can easily conjure the look, feel and scale of Scott's return to the sword-and-sandal genre with the Biblical "Exodus: Gods and Kings." Lo and behold, see the first trailer below (the poster definitely reaches for a "300" feel).
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It's been a while since Ridley Scott's epic "Gladiator" took home the Best Picture Oscar back in 2001. Anyone who’s seen that or "Kingdom of Heaven" or "Robin Hood" can easily conjure the look, feel and scale of Scott's return to the sword-and-sandal genre with the Biblical "Exodus: Gods and Kings."  Lo and behold, see the first trailer below (the poster definitely reaches for a "300" feel). 

Whatever you think of the trailer --  Christian Bale in gravel-voice mode vs. bald Joel Edgerton as Ramses as brother-vs-brother, white actors playing Middle Easterners for the millionth time —check out this Empire feature offering a behind-the-scenes look at what Scott has planned. We love it when a technology-obsessed director talks about digital landscapes interacting with physical objects, the use of digital, and other related material.

Though Fox tore the official preview off YouTube, Variety has it nicely embedded. Watch below. The movie is far from a hack job— and, during the Christmas season, that counts for something.


This article is related to: Christian Bale, Christian Bale, Ridley Scott, Ridley Scott, Robin Hood, Trailers, Trailers


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.