More Chariot Race Action in Quick New Trailer for 'Ben-Hur' Remake

July 25, 2016
Source: YouTube

Ben-Hur Trailer

"Give them a shame they will understand… To start a revolution to free us all." Paramount Pictures has unveiled one more 60-sec trailer (see the last trailer + a featurette) for the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, starring Jack Huston as the new Judah Ben-Hur. The full cast includes Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Haluk Bilginer, Pilou Asbæk, Marwan Kenzari, Rodrigo Santoro, Moises Arias, Toby Kebbell and Morgan Freeman. The more I see from this, the more I don't like it - such an unnecessary and CGI-bloated remake, yet they're really pushing it like it's this fantastic movie that we should all be excited for. Come on! There are some cool aspects - Freeman with dreads, Kebbell being a badass, Huston in a lead role - but the rest of it just looks so bad. Not for me.

Here's the latest trailer for Timur Bekmambetov's Ben-Hur remake, direct from Paramount's YouTube:

You can see the first official trailer for Ben-Hur here, plus this other featurette for even more footage.

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?

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My name is Haar. Ben Haar.

tarek on Jul 25, 2016


Dreadlocks Morgan Freeman is epic. But not epic enough to watch this turd.

DAVIDPD on Jul 25, 2016


this will reach Gods of Egypt Epicness, or maybe worse: Gods and Kings.

tarek on Jul 25, 2016



DAVIDPD on Jul 25, 2016


Last airbender epicness ?

tarek on Jul 25, 2016


Nah. Just the dreads.

DAVIDPD on Jul 25, 2016


Tough competition, I say ...

shiboleth on Jul 25, 2016


The good: Freeman Dreadlocks The bad: Everything else Looks like a disaster

Mark on Jul 25, 2016


Seems like Jack Huston should be getting better work after his excellent performances on Boardwalk Empire...

cuckoozey on Jul 25, 2016


An improvement by dropping the terrible music from the last trailer at least. Still up for some Roman action.

Steven on Jul 25, 2016


That was funny thing to see. And good to avoid ...

shiboleth on Jul 25, 2016


This looks horrendous. Look forward to the remake in 2020.

Carpola on Jul 26, 2016


the day they announced this with the director they attached is the day this movie was dead to me........will be a domestic flop but might make something in overseas markets

desispeed on Jul 26, 2016


Nothing about this looks good, in any way.

Higgens on Jul 26, 2016


Morgan Freeman looks so ridiculous with those damn dreads on his head I just can't take this movie seriously. And don't even get me started on the director. Even tho I did kinda liked "Wanted".

Brandon on Jul 27, 2016


Night watch was a promising low budget movie, but day watch was dull and painful to sit through. And don't get me started on Abraham Lincoln vampire killer... i couldn't even watch it on a long haul flight.

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