Ridley Scott Sticking with the Bible to Produce 'David' Post-Goliath

July 8, 2014
Source: Variety

Ridley Scott

With the first trailer for Exodus: Gods & Kings on the way, we've got news that Ridley Scott will be sticking with the Bible to produce a new film for 20th Century Fox. Variety has word that Scott will reteam with Chernin Entertainment for David, a film inspired by the character from the well-known tale of David and Goliath. However, rather than focusing on the story that many who didn't even go to Sunday school still know, this will follow David in the events after his defeat of the hulking man that was Goliath. Reportedly Fox would like Scott to direct this film too, but at this time he's only on board as a producer. More below!

Scott is also supposed to direct The Martian, and it's been said the sci-fi film would be his next project, even before the sequel to Prometheus gets off the ground. Honestly, we're doubting that Scott will want to direct David for Fox, but if the script from Jonathan Stokes (El Gringo) is good enough, the project could entice him. Either way, it seems Hollywood is showing no signs of straying away from Bible stories with Noah earlier this year and now Exodus: Gods and Kings coming this winter. For now this project is in early development, so we'll see how this turns out. Interested?

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Ada boy Ridley.......keep on making these movies and keep pissing people off. I love it! I enjoy your movies.

Rock n Rollllll on Jul 8, 2014


Well did something interesting happen after that?

OfficialJab on Jul 8, 2014


A lot. In terms of story, it's almost like he fought Smaug, then the 5 armies. I suggest 1st and 2nd Samuel, and, well, the whole bible. See, the military might of Israel under David was such that Israel longed for those days ever since. It was what they expected from the messiah. The messiah disappointed them, but not all of them. Obviously to this day you have people waiting for the kingdom and end of the world, but as one that's studied the bible a lot, I know that they're waiting for events that have already come to pass (barring the end of the world). Also, I ramble, though you probably figured that out by now.

The Walking Cuban on Jul 8, 2014


Neat, thanks. We're pretty lucky that you're here in this discussion!

OfficialJab on Jul 8, 2014


No problem.

The Walking Cuban on Jul 8, 2014


In the bible, David picked up five smooth stones, one for Goliath and the remaining for his four brothers whom he did eventually had to fight and almost died. David also replaced King Saul as King, who tried to kill David due to jealousy and fear. David had an affair with Bethsheba and had her husband sent to the front line to be killed in order to sleep with her. His son raped his daughter and also waged war with him. A lot happened to David after Goliath. It would make for a great action/ drama piece whether one believes or not. I don't worship Greek gods but loved the heck out of some 300 movies.

mooreworthy on Jul 8, 2014


One son raped her, and another killed the rapist one, THEN waged war with David, but not immediately.

The Walking Cuban on Jul 8, 2014


David is one of the most interesting and most referred to characters in the bible. He's the standard that the later kings are held up to. Truly as a bible reader it doesn't affect me much that this movie is coming out, I simply skip biblical epics. And they'll make it anyway. As you can imagine, it gives me more opportunity to talk about the bible. So I guess it does affect me.

The Walking Cuban on Jul 8, 2014


Yay! A movie about my namesake. King David was an interesting cat. Scott is a great director. DAVID can't fail.

DAVIDPD on Jul 8, 2014


One of the most interesting historical figures in the Bible indeed. I've been waiting for a great film about King David. I hope Ridley delivers. I seem to remember the last film about King David had Richard Gere playing the part and it was pretty awful.

Quanah on Jul 8, 2014


True dat Quanah. I also would be keen on a David versus Goliath story, but told through the Malcolm Gladwell version.

DAVIDPD on Jul 8, 2014


I would like another director to take the helm with the Prometheus sequel if Ridley Scott is busy with other projects. I don't want to wait for over two or three years for the next Prometheus movie to be released at the cinemas. How about an Aliens reboot? That would be great in 3D.

Mike Zarquon on Jul 8, 2014


Nice nice. I just hope he does a good job with that Moses movie. It's my favorite Bible story.

DavideCoppola on Jul 9, 2014


If these films were historically accurate, then they wouldn't be depicting white people as the main characters. Don't support these abhorrent films with your money. Make them tank at the Box Office. 🙂

Luis on Jul 23, 2014

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