|What is that I see on the horizon?|
We haven't had a good biblical epic in a while. 2004 tried to give us one in 'The Passion of the Christ', but it isn't really all that well remembered (and honestly, I never saw it). But with the hype surrounding Aronofsky's upcoming 'Noah' (and this bootleg trailer that's floating around right now) all the attention is shifting to this long thought dead genre and what may become of it. I'm all for a revival, if it's done right. Ridley Scott, who is no stranger to the epic, has his hands all over a retelling of the story of Moses with 'Exodus', and this new crop of pictures is circulating the web and causing a stir:
This looks like a real grand scale Hollywood epic, and I'm super excited for it. Please, dear Jesus, let this be Ridley Scott's Oscar ticket. The man deserves one! This cast has me especially excited, with Bale, Edgerton, Weaver, Kingsley, Turturro and Paul taking the reigns of some very heavy characters (the rise of Edgerton continues).
What are your thoughts? Are you all for a Biblical revival? Do you think this is the start of something big, or do you think the buck stops here? Will it depend on Oscar acceptance? If 'Exodus' becomes the one to beat next year, could we see this genre completely revived?