One Terrible Moses Movie Deserves Another

November 19, 2010


It's been over a year since we first heard that 20th Century Fox is developing a re-imagining of The Ten Commandments meant to be a "visually stunning action piece" comparable to 300 and Braveheart, and while you may have hoped such talk would have calmed down--what, with Paul Bettany and director Scott Stewart sort of cornering the market on overtly action-oriented pseudo-Christianity--it's still happening. What's more, there's now reportedly a second Moses tale on the way, courtesy of Warner Bros.

Stuart Hazeldine (writer of the in-development, action-based take on Paradise Lost) and Heroes producer Michael Green (he wrote Green Lantern, so...) have been hired to script. Not the most promising options, but still, maybe slightly better than Fox's choice of hiring the writers of New York Minute. (I forgot to mention, the guys doing Fox's Moses movie wrote New York Minute. The Olsen Twins movie.) Basically what I'm saying is: I hope Moses isn't your favorite Bible Hero, because his post-Heston movie life is looking very Nicolas Cage.

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