Exodus: Gods and Kings: new interviews and behind the scenes footage in the electronic press kit

Exodus: Gods and Kings: new interviews and behind the scenes footage in the electronic press kit November 26, 2014

vlcsnap-2014-11-26-12h41m27s105The electronic press kit for Exodus: Gods and Kings is here, and with it, some new behind-the-scenes footage that hints at things we have not yet seen in any of the ads or clips released so far. It also has lots of soundbites from key cast and crew members. Check it out below the jump.

First, before I get to the videos themselves, I’d like to highlight a few things that stood out to me from the B-roll. None of the shots below are actual clips from the film — you can see various crew members in the shots, as well as the occasional bit of green screen — but they give you a sense of what we might see in the finished movie.

Seti gives Moses and Ramses their swords:

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Ramses expresses dissatisfaction with the speed at which his new city is being built:

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Joshua and some other dust-covered Hebrews return home:

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Moses trains the Hebrew rebels to shoot arrows while riding horses:

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Ramses prepares to execute three Hebrews, and tells the crowd: “This is not Moses! This is not his family! This is a man, his wife, and his child, who when asked the simple question, ‘Where is he,’ answered, ‘We don’t know.'”

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Nefertari wakes up to discover frogs in her bed, and as she screams, Ramses walks into the room, soothing their baby. (Can you imagine Yul Brynner doing that?)

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Ramses holds his son again, but in mummified form, and walks up to Moses:

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Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton float in a water tank — presumably while shooting whatever happens after the Red Sea comes crashing down on both of them. (The Moses of this movie won’t be safely on the other side when the waters return!)

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And now for all the video clips.

Interestingly, there are no interviews with Ben Kingsley or Aaron Paul or Ben Mendelsohn here, even though their names appear quite prominently in the credits, nor are there any interviews with Indira Varma or Maria Valverde or Dar Salim, whose pictures are featured quite prominently on the movie’s website — but there are interviews with actresses like Golshifteh Farahani, Hiam Abbass and Tara Fitzgerald, who haven’t been featured very prominently so far. (In fact, until today, I had no idea Fitzgerald — who I haven’t seen much of since the ’90s — was playing Miriam.)

First, here is director Ridley Scott, in two parts:

Christian Bale, who plays Moses (he says Seti dies “leaving his empire in a way that he’s not very satifised with, in knowing that Ramses will take over”, which would seem to scuttle my theory that Seti will be assassinated a la Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator):

Joel Edgerton, who plays Ramses:

John Turturro, who plays Ramses’ father Seti:

Sigourney Weaver, who plays Ramses’ mother Tuya:

Hiam Abbass, who plays Moses’ adoptive mother Bithia:

Tara Fitzgerald, who plays Moses’ sister Miriam:

Golshifteh Farahani, who plays Ramses’ wife Nefertari:

Production designer Arthur Max:

Costume designer Janty Yates:

The B-roll footage:

And here’s the B-roll footage again, divided into three parts:

Check out earlier videos and my shot-by-shot trailer analyses here:


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