Christian Bale stars as Moses
Ridley Scott has teased the epic scale of his latest film Exodus: Gods and Kings in a new featurette released online.
The film stars Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) as Moses, the Egyptian leader who defied his brother, the Pharaoh Ramses, played by Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom).
Speaking about the film’s special effects and epic scale, Scott revealed: ”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.”
The story follows the brothers’ conflict and the exodus of 600,000 slaves led by Moses on a monumental journey of escape from an Egypt tormented by deadly plagues.
Also starring isBreaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul, alongside Ben Kingsley and Sigourney Weaver. Exodus: Gods and Kings is released in cinemas on December 26. Watch the featurette below.
Scott is currently working on the pre-production of a sequel to Prometheus, scheduled for release in 2016. An untitled Blade Runner project has also been announced.
Christian Bale will also be seen in Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups alongside Imogen Poots, Joel Kinnaman and Natalie Portman.