Our first glimpse of Christian Bale as Moses in Exodus

It’s Bible Movie Images Leaked Online Day!

First, a copy of the trailer for Noah — apparently filmed on a cell phone during one of those secretive screenings for Christian conference audiences — was posted to DailyMotion, but it was yanked pretty quickly.

And then, The Film Stage rounded up a bunch of sites that have begun posting set photos from Ridley Scott’s Exodus, which started filming in Spain yesterday after a few weeks of shooting interiors in London.

Many of the set photos posted so far are little more than actual photos of the sets, though Just Jared did release some pictures of Christian Bale in costume as Moses, and even one picture that appears to show Joel Edgerton as Ramesses, though whether before or after he becomes Pharaoh I could not say.

One crew member also posted an interesting selfie to Instagram, taken while he was sitting in Bale’s makeup chair; when you look at the pictures surrounding Bale’s mirror (and the mirrors of his co-stars, whose seats are reflected in Bale’s mirror), it gives you an interesting sense of the look that the filmmakers are going for, and the works of art that they might be drawing on for inspiration.

Here is the picture of Edgerton and Bale as Ramesses and Moses:

And here is the selfie with the make-up mirrors:

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

  • seba

    I like old religious movies, full of old days stars, I remember watching them during christmas on tv, nostalgia…. Now I’m really curious how fun those will be. Bale is a good actor but he likes to exaggerate like the batman voice…