MGM Is Doing Another BEN-HUR!!
The Kidd here...
We can probably file this one in the "Do We Really Need That?" file, but it's looking like MGM is setting in motion plans to potentially make another BEN-HUR.
MGM may have sold their rights to the Charlton Heston film years ago, but the 1880 Lew Wallace novel is public domain, giving the studio the opportunity to do business with Keith Clarke, who wrote a spec script from that source material that'd differ enough from the 1959 classic. According to Deadline, this version of BEN-HUR would focus more on the younger years of Judah Ben-Hur and Massala during their childhood friendship before some attitude changes set in, placing them on opposite sides of a feud. Furthermore, a parallel story of Jesus Christ would be told, with Ben-Hur crossing his path on a few occasions, which leads to him becoming a strong believer in Jesus as the Messiah.
Biblical epics seem to be all the rage these days with NOAH getting done by Aronofsky, in addition to a lot of talk about Moses stories being in development and now Brad Pitt in talks concerning PONTIUS PILATE... but from the sound of this BEN-HUR, it seems as if they're trying to stuff a lot of story into one film that might just be too much for one picture... and please tell me we're not looking at some type of biblical trilogy.
"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"
Follow me on Twitter.
Like me on Facebook.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
HERCULES ON THE RADIO!!
Learn What Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Thinks About STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, Next Week’s HANNIBAL, MAD MEN, GAME OF THRONES, The New Fall Shows And More!! Listen And Call In LIVE Saturday 8pm PT/11pm ET!! -- 170 total posts 44 posts
- Harry dives into STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS' spoilers to reveal the truth behind the blockbuster we're seeing! -- 144 total posts 14 posts
- Here's A Behind-The-Scenes Look At MAN OF STEEL With New Footage! Also... Is Supergirl In The Prequel Comic? -- 97 total posts 14 posts
- UPDATE The Friday Docback Calls 'The Name of the Doctor'!! DOCTOR WHO's S7 Finale Arrives This Weekend!! Now With Glen's Ultra-Brief, SPOILER FREE MiniReview!! -- 268 total posts 10 posts
- Hey! Fat Face! Here's The New Teaser To ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES! -- 170 total posts 8 posts
- 1st Trailer for Jean Pierre Jeunet's THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS SPIVET!!! Joy Follows... -- 20 total posts 3 posts
- New PACIFIC RIM Trailer Takes A Battleship Upside The Head Of Every Other Summer Movie Trailer! -- 275 total posts 3 posts
- EUROPA REPORT Trailer Imagines A Scientifically Realistic Trip To One Of Jupiter's Moons! -- 95 total posts 3 posts
- Nordling Reviews STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS! Spoilers Abound! You Are Warned! -- 969 total posts 3 posts
- Spike Lee to strike GOLD!! -- 193 total posts 2 posts