Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt to star Sean Bean and more

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It has been two months since I last wrote about Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, the film adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel about Jesus’ childhood. At that time, the studio behind the film had announced a release date but no cast members. Today, however, a colleague tipped me off to the fact that the film’s IMDb page now lists 20 actors, and at least one of them is fairly well-known: Lord of the Rings co-star Sean Bean.

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Of Kings and Prophets has found its Ish-Bosheth

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King Saul’s family keeps right on growing. Deadline reports that James Floyd — who is half Indian-Singaporean, half white British — has been cast as Ish-Bosheth, the youngest son of Saul (Ray Winstone) and Ahinoam (Simone Kessell) and brother to Michal (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), in ABC’s Of Kings and Prophets.

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Over three dozen new character profiles, and a few new videos, for A.D.: The Bible Continues

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The official website for A.D.: The Bible Continues released over three dozen photos today to introduce us to the show’s main characters. A few new videos to promote the series have also surfaced since my last round-up. Check it all out below the jump.

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Watch: A deleted scene and a bonus feature from Exodus: Gods and Kings, which comes out on Blu-Ray tomorrow

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Exodus: Gods and Kings comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow, and the studio has released a couple new videos to mark the occasion. Check them out below the jump — and while you’re at it, if you’re a subscriber to Books & Culture, you can also read my review of the film, which appeared in its March/April issue.

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The chronological Noah: an illustrated integration of the three origin stories in Darren Aronofsky’s film

There are two Creation stories in Genesis, and the details don’t always mesh. Likewise, there are three origin stories in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah — the opening prologue, the story of the Watchers told by Og, and the story of Creation and the Fall told by Noah — and the details there don’t always fit together all that comfortably, either.

Films, children’s books and other retellings of the Creation story sometimes integrate the two Genesis stories by omitting some details and rearranging the rest, so that, for example, Adam names the animals and Eve is taken from Adam’s rib (a la Genesis 2) before God tells the man and woman to be fruitful and multiply (a la Genesis 1).

Similarly, I thought it might be fun to take the three origin stories in Noah and weave them together into a single narrative that shows the creation and fall of the Watchers and early humans together. The screencaps below are only a sampling of the images from these sequences, but I have kept every word that accompanied them.

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Of Kings and Prophets finds its David… and Jesus (sort of)

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Three new actors have joined the Saul-and-David drama Of Kings and Prophets.

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