Exodus: Gods and Kings: new posters, new photos!

exodusgodsandkings-poster1Exodus: Gods and Kings opens overseas in just a little over a month — the IMDb says South Korea will get it on December 3, which means it will be playing there when it’s still December 2 in North America — so it’s time for some new posters, to replace the somewhat tacky ones that were released back in July.

Total Film has also published a new set-visit report in their December 2014 issue, and it comes with a handful of new photos as well. The article mostly repeats what we’ve heard before — Christian Bale was very funny off-camera, Joel Edgerton wasn’t sure he was right for the part of Ramses at first, etc. — but it does include one new, potentially controversial statement from Bale, to add to the one I quoted yesterday: “[Moses is] a freedom fighter, absolutely. And he’s a terrorist as well. This is a man of absolute extremes.”

You can check out all the new images below the jump.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings: no “parting” of the Red Sea? Also: Christian Bale says Moses was “likely schizophrenic”.

vlcsnap-2014-10-01-12h49m26s72Last month, I asked if Exodus: Gods and Kings was going to offer a “naturalistic” depiction of the parting of the Red Sea, rather than a miraculous one. My question was prompted by a comment that Ridley Scott made to the effect that the Red Sea story may have been inspired by a giant tsunami that supposedly hit the coast of Egypt thousands of years ago. At the time, it was not clear whether Scott was actually going to incorporate that theory into his film — but now, thanks to an interview in Entertainment Weekly, it seems pretty clear that he will.
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Exodus: Gods and Kings has a rating, a running time, and a new video of Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton

exodus-DF-02915_2917R-aOf the 21 films that Ridley Scott directed prior to making Exodus: Gods and Kings, fully two-thirds were rated R. This includes the historical epics Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven, but it does not include the historical epics 1492: Conquest of Paradise or Robin Hood.

So I’ve been wondering what rating Exodus would get from the MPAA when all was said and done. And now we know: it is rated PG-13 for “violence including battle sequences and intense images”.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings: lots of new photos and new plot details as the studio previews up to 45 minutes of footage

exodus-oct17-8The publicity campaign for Exodus: Gods and Kings is stepping up, just a month and a half before the film opens overseas (click here for the release dates).

20th Century Fox, which already screened about half-an-hour of footage for the media two weeks ago, screened even more footage for reporters in New York and Los Angeles yesterday, and plans to do the same in Washington DC next week. The footage may have also screened in Toronto, to go by a report that appeared in the Toronto Sun on Wednesday.

Various details have leaked out from those screenings, and the studio has added to the new information by releasing some new pictures, including photos of actors we had not yet seen in any of the official press materials. Check ’em out below the jump.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings news round-up: a new “action” featurette and a couple new interviews with the filmmakers

exodus-facebook-140923Another Wednesday, another Exodus: Gods and Kings promotional featurette — this time on ‘Creating the Action’.

Once again, the filmmakers emphasize the size, size, size of their movie. In 87 seconds, they use expressions like “a lot”, “a very big-scale production”, “the biggest historic battle that’s ever been”, “the scale of this world we’re in is breathtaking”, “epic” and “a colossal endeavor”.

The video doesn’t seem to be embeddable, but you can watch it over at IGN.com.

Meanwhile, a couple more interviews with the filmmakers have popped up. There isn’t a whole lot new in either of them, but they do have a few interesting quotes.

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Will there be “naturalistic interpretations” of the Red Sea parting and other miracles in Exodus: Gods and Kings?

exodus-redsea-horseThe Exodus: Gods and Kings set-visit reports keep on coming!

Earlier today, I linked to reports that were posted today by the European websites Bad Taste, Total Film and MTV UK. Now there’s one at Yahoo! Movies UK, and unlike the others, it actually says a few new things about the film itself.

Among other things, it tells us that the battle in the film’s first act will be not just any skirmish between the Egyptians and the Hittites; it will be the Battle of Kadesh, the largest chariot battle ever fought. This, it seems, will be another of the movie’s anachronisms, since the historical battle was fought in 1274 BC, five years after the death of the Pharaoh Seti, but in the film it is Seti (played by John Turturro) who sends the Egyptians into battle under the leadership of Ramses and Moses.

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