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movies Timur Bekmambetov Confirmed for 'Ben-Hur' Reboot

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About a month ago we reported that Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) was in talks to direct the Ben-Hur reboot for MGM.  We now have unofficial confirmation that Bekmambetov will indeed take the reins of the new adaptation of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.  MGM was wise to pick up Keith Clarke?s spec script of the Biblical epic, with Darren Aronofsky?s Noah prepping to launch for Paramount and New Regency, and Ridley Scott?s Exodus set to open in December 2014 for 20th Century Fox; that studio also will release a theatrical cut of The Bible miniseries coming under the title of Son of God.  Hit the jump for more.

 

Deadline reports that Bekmambetov and MGM have finalized their deal for the former to helm Ben-Hur.  The story, classically adapted for the screen in William Wyler?s 1956 epic starring Charlton Heston and winning a whopping 11 Oscars, centers on the title hero of a Jewish charioteer and his life, which intertwines with that of Jesus Christ.

 

http://collider.com/timur-bekmambetov-ben-hur/

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Oooh risky film to remake considering how highly rated the original is..

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Once again, you know they are running out of movie idea's when!

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it's going to be dumb down (the original wasn't that smart to begin with) with the action tuned all the way up. i suggest they work some aliens landing sequence into the movie, not unlike the 'mars attack' one, if they really intended to give the current batch of dumb movie goers some cheap thrill.

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Wow, give Ben-Hur to the guy who directed Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, what can possibly go wrong?

 

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