Timur Bekmambetov says the chariot race in his version of Ben-Hur will be inspired by YouTube videos

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Timur Bekmambetov is currently out there promoting the horror movie Unfriended, which he produced, and along the way he has been fielding questions about the remake of Ben-Hur, which he is currently shooting in Rome. And, just as Unfriended was inspired by Skype, Bekmambetov has revealed that his own version of Lew Wallace’s “tale of the Christ” will be influenced by social media too.

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Watch: Priests, Romans and Zealots battle over the Temple in new clips from next week’s A.D. The Bible Continues

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A.D. The Bible Continues slipped a bit in the ratings last night, but its second episode was still the top-rated entertainment program of the evening.

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Watch: The first episode of digital talk show Beyond A.D.

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NBC posted the first episode of Beyond A.D. this morning. Running 39 minutes, the talk show features producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (and NFL superstar Kurt Warner, for some reason) discussing the first episode of A.D. The Bible Continues, which aired last week, and the second episode, which airs tonight. It also features a musical performance by Israel Houghton. Check it out below the jump.

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Watch: Seventeen new videos for A.D. The Bible Continues, including cast interviews, episode previews and a sneak peek of the digital-series spin-off Beyond A.D.

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One episode down, eleven to go! With A.D. The Bible Continues now airing on Sunday nights, the producers and the network are continuing to put out new videos to promote the series, ranging from a 30-second TV spot to a weekly half-hour talk show — Beyond A.D. — that will begin streaming on the NBC website this Sunday.

You can check out the most recent batch of videos below the jump.

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The Hunger Games team prepares to go on an Odyssey

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The final Hunger Games movie isn’t even finished yet, but the people making it have already got their next would-be blockbuster lined up.

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A.D. The Bible Continues — season one, episode one

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Note: Between now and mid-June, I will be writing short recaps of each episode of A.D. The Bible Continues for Christianity Today Movies. You can read the first recap here. Time permitting, I will also post extra thoughts at this blog, like so:

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