The first trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings definitely surprised me a bit. This is clearly not only Moses’ story, but instead the story of Ramses and Moses together. That’s an interesting take, especially since it seems to be downplaying the role of Moses in the whole event. No Charlton Heston level of drama here.
Visually this looks killer (other than white people playing Egyptians), and it should since director Ridley Scott is fantastic at visuals. Clearly there will also be some big battles and some revisions to the Moses myth going on here, but that’s what’s great about myths; you can rewrite them. We’ll all be treated to some God-like onscreen wrath on December 12th as the new posters below show.