The gorgeous look of the film will no doubt earn it some nominations for cinematography, special effects and editing. The only question that remains is: can “Exodus: Gods and Kings” be another “Gladiator”? Or will it be the next “Kingdom of Heaven”? Check out the trailer below:
Watch: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Trailer Proves Ridley Scott is After His Next ‘Gladiator’
Watch: 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer Proves Ridley Scott is After His Next 'Gladiator'
It’s been quite a few years since Ridley Scott’s last historical epic. After the Russell Crowe star-making “Gladiator” took home Best Picture at the Oscars in 2001, Scott dipped his toe into religious history once again with 2005’s disappointing “Kingdom of Heaven.”
His next effects-heavy saga is “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” based on the biblical story of Moses freeing the Jews from the clutches of the Egyptian Empire. The film has been laden with controversy as a result of Scott’s casting of white actors in prominent Egyptian roles. Will that controversy be enough to keep audiences away, or will the incredible-looking special effects be enough to draw people to the theater?