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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #14. Ridley Scott’s Exodus


Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, Steve Zaillian
Producers: Peter Chernin, Mark Huffam, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott
U.S. Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Aaron Paul, Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Indira Varma, Ben Mendelsohn, María Valverde, Emun Elliott, Golshifteh Farahani, Dar Salim, Ghassan Massoud, Hiam Abbass

Sure, people are bound to be bent out of shape about the very non-Egyptian casting of its leads, but since we’re talking about mythology and Scott is a vocal agnostic, it seems rather fitting. Beyond what we assume will be yet another memorably committed performance from Bale, and a big budget role for Aaron Paul, Scott reunites with his Alien star Sigourney Weaver for the third outing, this time as the Egyptian Queen, Tuya (let’s hope it’s a better union than 1492: Conquest of Paradise in which she starred as Queen Isabella of Spain). While Scott’s 2013 offering, The Counselor, was brutally disappointing, the usually dependable Scott is always one to watch, with 2014 promising to be a Biblically epic year with both this and Darren Aronofsky’s long gestating Noah hitting the screen.

Gist: Exodus is said to focus on aspects of Moses’ life not yet brought onto screen, particularly the Israelite’s relationship with Ramses, the pharaoh. It is further rumored to be more in the vein of 300 than The Ten Commandments.

Release Date: The film has a theatrical release date set for December 12, 2014, but if it’s ready in time, a premiere at a fall fest, such as Toronto, wouldn’t be shocking.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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