EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

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20th Century Fox has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses, that highlights the epic scale of the production.

The filmmaker explains why he wanted to tell the story of Moses and the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt.

“I wanted to explore the complexity of his (Bale) character, and I was stunned by the giant lifespan story and what he went through. The idea that they were brothers (Moses and the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses) an then rivals and later go to war with each other was very interesting,”

Scott noted.

“I felt there was a beauty to the massive scale of [the material]… You’re working with at least 700 crew plus the 4,000 extras. And of course the armies will be expanded exponentially: 4,000 will be tiled and grown into 20,000,”

he continued.

Production designer Arthur Max also reveals how he went about making what might be the biggest film of his career.

Besides, the clip includes two shots from the film that were not included in the trailer. However, the dialogue in those shots was heard in the original preview.

Exodus: Gods and Kings also stars Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, and Sigourney Weaver and opens in theaters December 12th.

Have a look at the first behind-the-scenes peek below.

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state-of-the-art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

I have a lot of faith in the screenplay because it’s written by Steve Zaillian who also wrote The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Moneyball, American Gangster and Schindler’s List.