A new production company takes charge of The Alchemist

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Remember The Alchemist?

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Box office: Sully soars high as the fall awards season begins

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A tale of real-life heroism got the fall awards season off to a good start this week.

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Brad Pitt still wants to make that movie about Pontius Pilate

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Longtime readers of this blog might recall that Brad Pitt was once attached to a movie about Pontius Pilate. He was said to have abandoned that project two years ago, but now comes word via The New York Times that Pitt still wants to make that film.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: More press from overseas, plus an update on how much money the studios could lose

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Ben-Hur opened in several new countries this week, so the news keeps rolling in.

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Mel Gibson’s Passion sequel will jump back and forth in time between the Resurrection and the Old Testament

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Deadline has a long, long interview with Mel Gibson up today. The primary focus of the interview is Gibson’s new film, Hacksaw Ridge, which opened to mostly good reviews and a ten-minute standing ovation at the Venice film festival this week — but along the way, Gibson talks about the other films he’s made, and about the films he wants to make. And that includes his sequel to The Passion of the Christ.

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Prophet Joseph — episodes thirty-seven and thirty-eight

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Synopsis. The sons of Jacob embark on their journey to Egypt, leaving their wives, children, and their brother Benjamin behind with their father. They are also accompanied by some Canaanites. Joseph visits some of the land that has fallen into the Egyptian government’s possession and tells Malek they should divide it among farmers who don’t have any land. The brothers arrive in Egypt and try to buy grain. Joseph is alerted to their presence, and he has them ushered into the palace — much to the chagrin of Horemheb, who doesn’t like seeing these lowly shepherds there — but Joseph does not meet the brothers in person. Joseph tells his wife Asenath that his brothers deserve punishment but he forgave them long ago. Zuleikha, at home with her dilapidated idols, prays to Joseph’s God and asks if God will listen to her.

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