The Biblical figure Moses is getting a lot of Hollywood traction these days, with two separate projects brewing at both 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. The Fox movie entitled Exodus is picking up more steam than its competitor, with Christian Bale circling the Moses role.
The talks with Christian Bale are still in the early stages, but the studio wants to get the project off the ground quickly. Ridley Scott is directing from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian, who rewrote the original script by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper. No story details have been released. Ridley Scott plans on getting this project together once he completes The Counselor, which is slated for release in November.
While Fox's Exodus is racing towards production, Warner Bros.' Gods and Kings has hit a major snag, with director Steven Spielberg parting ways with the Biblical project. The studio has reached out to Ang Lee (Life of Pi) to take his place, but no deals have been reached yet. The script by Stuart Hazeldine and Michael Green has been described as a Braveheart-esque rendition of Moses' story from the Bible.