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Will Steven Spielberg And Ridley Scott Have Dueling Moses Movies?

Published at: June 4, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

Nordling here.

Steven Spielberg has already started pre-production work on GODS AND KINGS, an epic retelling of the Moses story.  Now, according to Esquire, Ridley Scott also has got one in mind: "I've got something else in the works.  I'm already doing it.  It's called MOSES... Seriously, seriously. It's going to happen...  It's definitely in the cards... What's interesting to me about Moses isn't the big stuff that everybody knows. It's things like his relationship with Ramses. 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."

So with two Moses stories in the works, and Aronofsky's NOAH, is it about to get all Old Testament at the movie theater?  Although I'm sure Scott's Moses film would be visually astonishing, would he get the story right?  Honestly, I'd rather see Spielberg's take on this than Ridley Scott's, and obviously one of these projects will have to flinch.  Plus, Scott has a habit of diving into multiple projects and moving on to different ones at the drop of a hat; like Guillermo Del Toro, Scott knows that Hollywood is fickle and if he puts all his eggs in one basket (or Derelict, if you'd rather) and that movie falls through, he's back at square one and these films take a long time to get off the ground.

But if Scott does make this movie, I can't wait to see when the Space Jockeys come and hand Moses the Ten Commandments.  This will be the ultimate ALIEN prequel, people.  I'm kidding.  Kinda.

Nordling, out.  Follow me on Twitter!

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