In a film we're certain will be banned in Egypt before it even comes out, Christian Bale is set to play Moses in an epic film directed by Ridley Scott.
History repeats over and over again. Take the example of Hollywood, where studios increasingly look to sequels and remakes, instead of focusing on completely original material. It's for that reason that every couple of years Hollywood decides to revisit religious stories often leading to controversy that results in massive profit. The latest blockbuster that will likely be met with controversy is none other than Ridley Scott's upcoming biblical epic entitled Exodus: Gods and Kings. You guessed: it the film will be about Moses rising up against Egyptians.
Playing Moses is Batman, or rather Christian Bale, while Pharaoh Ramses will be played by Joel Edgerton. With a supporting cast that includes Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. Written by Steven Zaillian (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), this movie is sure to be a hit as the studio secured the perfect trifecta of a star-studded cast, amazing writer, and prolific director. Despite all the star power behind it, we here at CairoScene will go out on a limb and say that this film will be banned in Egypt. It isn't official, but considering that both the Noah and the Passion of Christ were banned, we can only assume that Exodus will follow suit.