'Ben-Hur' Remake Looks About Right

March 16, 2016

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Well, here it is: the pinnacle of Hollywood's remake hubris, until someone finally gets the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies guy to make a new Gone with the Wind. It's Ben-Hur, a remake of the 1959 epic that won a record 11 Academy Awards and is still generally considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. This updated version is directed by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's Timur Bekmambetov and it is not going to win 11 Academy Awards. It does have a big ol' CGI boat crash set-piece and Morgan Freeman in dreadlocks, though, so how about that? Have a trailer:

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