Steven Spielberg is in Talks to Part the Red Sea for 'Gods and Kings'?
Not long ago, there were rumblings that Warner Bros. wanted Steven Spielberg to sit in the director's chair for their Moses-centric epic Gods and Kings, but with so many projects on his plate, from Lincoln coming up next to Robopocalypse sometime after, it didn't seem like a real possibility. Well, now it sounds like there's a better chance of it happening now as Twitch has learned that the studio and Spielberg are now in formal talks for the man who has The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse hitting theaters next month, to take on this project of Biblical proportions. A Spielberg epic sounds like just what the doctor ordered.
The film will span Moses' entire life story from his birth all the way to his final days. This includes such highlights as his awakening to the plight of the Hebrew slaves that led Moses’ struggle against the Pharaoh for their freedom out of Egypt, the Ten Plagues, the Burning Bush, the daring escape across the Red Sea, and even receiving the Ten Commandments, and delivering them to Israel. It'll be interesting to see how the film pans out, especially with someone like Spielberg at the helm. It sounds like this would be less of a blockbuster and more of a historical drama for awards season, something with which Spielberg has plenty of experience. There's still a chance a deal might not come together, so stay tuned as this project develops.