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Moses, As Told by Spielberg

Director is reportedly interested in Exodus project

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Since it’s been a full six years since the release of his last Jewish-themed movie, Munich, word is that Steven Spielberg is considering a biopic of Moses (and we don’t mean Mendelssohn, or Robert). “Spielberg is very interested in directing Gods and Kings, which follows Moses from a baby in a basket on the river, through parting the Red Sea and leading the Jews out of Egypt, to receiving the Ten Commandments,” Page Six reports, citing Movieline. (It also notes that Mel Gibson’s Judah Maccabee project is attached to the same studio, Warner Brothers. “Coincidentally,” it adds, “Maccabee happens to have been a cousin of William Wallace, the Scottish liberator Gibson played in Braveheart.” Um, no.)

There is much to look forward to in a Spielberg swords-and-sandals epic: Moses’ moody childhood; great CGI on the parting of the Red Sea; a John Williams score that sounds like all the others. Still, I could’ve sworn that Spielberg—or at least his non-union Mexican equivalent—already made a similar film?

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Steve Stein says:

“Spielberg is very interested in directing Gods and Kings, which follows Moses from a baby in a basket on the river, through parting the Red Sea and leading the Jews out of Egypt, to receiving the Ten Commandments,”

Wait. I’ve already seen that movie. Big budget film. Egyptian army soldiers play Israelites. Features Yul Brunner, right?

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Moses, As Told by Spielberg

Director is reportedly interested in Exodus project

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