With six weeks to go until the film’s release date, Paramount has posted a new Ben-Hur featurette. This one focuses on the film’s “epic” nature, and while it consists mostly of footage that we have seen before, it does have a few new bits.
Here is the video, which features soundbites from producer Sean Daniel and co-stars Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman in addition to some snippets from the film:
Note the audio clip in which Ilderim (Freeman) tells Judah (Huston), “Defeat your brother, and you’ll start a revolution to free us all.” So the chariot race isn’t just about Judah’s quest for personal revenge against Messala — it also has a larger political dimension. But if the featurette seems to promise revolution, keep in mind that Jesus and his message of love and peace will also play a significant part in this story.
Ben-Hur comes to North American theatres August 19.Check out earlier trailers and other videos here:
- The first domestic and international trailers, the ‘Welcome to ShareBenHur.com’ video, and the Entertainment Tonight promo (March 16, 2016)
- The ‘Epic Faith’ trailer (March 23, 2016)
- The ‘Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus’ featurette (March 25, 2016)
- The second faith-based trailer (June 8, 2016)
- The Entertainment Tonight reports (June 11, 2016)
- The ‘Chariot Race’ featurette and Entertainment Tonight report (June 13, 2016)