Peter Chernin is teaming with Twentieth Century Fox to develop a retelling of the story of Moses, from his near death as an infant to his adoption into the Egyptian royal family, his defiance of the Pharaoh and deliverance of the Hebrews from enslavement, according to Variety.

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 recently completed a scripted retelling of Herman Melville's Moby Dick for director Timur Bekmambetov at Universal.

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