For his first significant film project acquisition, Peter Chernin (the former chairman of Fox News Corp) is taking on a project of Biblical proportions.
20th Century Fox has made a preemptive acquisition of a pitch to tell the story of Moses in 300 style. The tale will start with his near death as an infant to his adoption into the Egyptian royal family, his defiance of the Pharoah and deliverance of the Hebrews from enslavement.
Chernin will produce with Dylan Clark, who recently moved over from Universal to become president of Chernin’s Fox-based film company.
The script will be written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, who make this their followup to a high-level deal they made to reinvent Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, with a graphic novel feel, for director Timur Bekmambetov and producer Scott Stuber at Universal.
The Moses story will be told using the same green screen strategy as 300, so it will feel more like that pic or Braveheart than The Ten Commandments, the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille film. by Michael Fleming (Variety)
“The director recently sat down with “Esquire”, and when they casually suggested they’d like to see him direct a movie based on a Bible story, he revealed he already has one moving. “I’ve got something else in the works. I’m already doing it. It’s called ‘Moses.’ Seriously, seriously. It’s going to happen,” he said. “I probably shouldn’t have let that slip out. I’m not supposed to say anything. It’s definitely in the cards, though. What’s interesting to me about Moses isn’t the big stuff that everybody knows. It’s things like his relationship with Ramses [II, the pharaoh]. I honestly wasn’t paying attention in school when I was told the story of Moses. Some of the details of his life are extraordinary.” by Kevin Jagernauth
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