Watch: Second 'Ben-Hur' Remake Trailer + A Chariot Race Featurette
"Love your enemies. God is love." Paramount has debuted a new trailer + a new featurette for the upcoming remake of the classic Ben-Hur, about the story of Judah Ben-Hur. The first trailer back in March made this look like a rather epic CGI-filled upgrade, but this trailer adds some more humanity into the mix. Jack Huston stars as Judah Ben-Hur, with a huge ensemble cast featuring Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Haluk Bilginer, Pilou Asbæk, Marwan Kenzari, Rodrigo Santoro, Moises Arias, Toby Kebbell and Morgan Freeman. This is a very powerful trailer that includes many poignant moments from the story, and looks better than I was initially expecting. But I'm still not so sure about this.
Here's the second official trailer + featurette for Timur Bekmambetov's Ben-Hur, from Uni's YouTube:
Ben-Hur is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston of "Boardwalk Empire"), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. This new Ben-Hur is directed by Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, of The Arena, Night Watch and Day Watch, Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The adaptation by Keith R. Clarke & John Ridley of Lew Wallace's original novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, also stars Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro (300). Paramount will release Ben-Hur late this summer on August 19th this summer. Anyone interested?