Steven Spielberg lined up to direct Moses epic

The veteran film-maker is close to signing for 'Gods And Kings'

Steven Spielberg is close to signing on to direct an epic version of the story of Moses.

Warner Bros are currently planning the biblical biopic, under the working title Gods And Kings. And the director, currently riding high with War Horse, is expected to sign a deal by the end of January, according to Deadline.com.

A source said of the project:

[It’s] a movie like a Braveheart-ish version of the Moses story – him coming down the river, being adopted, leaving his home, forming an army and getting the Ten Commandments,” a source told the publication. There have been glossy versions of the Moses story but this would be a real warrior story.

The script for Gods And Kings has been written by Stuart Hazeldine (Paradise Lost) and Michael Green (Green Lantern), and it will be produced by Dan Lin and Matti Lesham, with production expected to begin the March or April this year.