Methuselah: Oldest man in the Bible, survival expert


Hollywood is getting into the Old Testament these days what with Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, Steven Spielberg’s possible Moses movie, and Ridley Scott readying a Moses movie of his own. (Still no luck for the Vedas.) Get ready to add another Old Testament film to the mix with a new movie about Methuselah, the oldest living man in the Bible (he lived 900 and 69 years). In the film, Methuselah will also be a survivalist because nature.

The screenplay for Methuselah vs. Wild is being rewritten by Arash Amel (I Am Legend 2: The Legend Continues). The original draft of the script was written by James Watkins (The Woman in Black) who will helm the film.

As Ben Pearson at First Showing notes, Methuselah was Noah’s grandfather, which could lead to an Avengers-style team-up between Biblical characters. Personally I hope they team up with a time-traveling Leonardo da Vinci and Sir Isaac Newton.

[Via First Showing]

Hubert Vigilla
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