Newsbites: Clavius! The Dovekeepers! Black Nativity! Book of Amos!

clavius-tomfeltonFour quick Bible-movie-ish items.

1. I somehow missed the fact that Clavius, which concerns a Roman soldier investigating reports of the Resurrection of Jesus, started shooting a couple weeks ago. Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, posted some photos to Instagram — and apparently he’s playing a character named Lucius, which also happened to be the name of Draco Malfoy’s father.

In addition to Felton and Joseph Fiennes, who is playing the presumably titular Roman investigator, the film’s IMDb page lists several actors who are playing well-known Bible characters — and at least two of those actors have extensive experience in the Bible-movie genre already.

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Watch the trailer for short-film anthology Words with Gods

Last summer, I passed along some news about an upcoming short-film anthology called Words with Gods. Produced by Guillermo Arriaga and featuring music by Peter Gabriel, the anthology consists of several short films about religion directed by filmmakers like Hector Babenco, Mira Nair and Emir Kusturica. The film sounds interesting as it is, but I am especially intrigued because Israeli director Amos Gitai is contributing a short film that will be based in some way on the Book of Amos.

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Israeli director pays short-film homage to the prophet Amos

Don’t know how I never heard of this before, but it turns out nine directors from around the world are contributing to an upcoming film about religion called Words with Gods.

The film, an anthology of short movies, is the brainchild of Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Arriaga, who wrote films like Babel (2006) and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) before getting into the director’s chair for The Burning Plain (2008).

I first became aware of the new film when The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Peter Gabriel has signed on to write the music for it. A quick bit of Googling soon revealed that one of the nine directors involved in the project is Amos Gitai (pictured above), and that his contribution is called ‘The Book of Amos’.

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