Modern day superheroes will be nudged out of the way in 2014 it seems, to make way for Biblical based films currently underway. Hollywood writers and producers are going back to the Bible for film inspiration with many upcoming classic stories set to showcase next year.
In the original piece, entertainment reporter Nick Allen looks at how the success of the Bible miniseries has sparked a revival of Biblical movies like Hollywood hasn’t seen, since the days of The Ten Commandments and Ben Hur.
The article also points out, the films are especially appealing to studios because along with having built-in mega-church audiences,, adapting the Bible doesn’t require any licensing fees (unlike franchises such as Harry Potter andTwilight).
- Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming Noah epic starring Russell Crowe,
- Two Moses movies (The Exodus starring Christian Bale and Gods and Kings to be directed by Ang Lee)
- Mary: Mother of Christ
- Cain and Able film with Will Smith
- The miniseries-adapted Son of God, a Pontius Pilate epic starring Brad Pitt
- Ben Hur remake
All the films above are all in various stages of development. As Allen notes, “studio executives have taken something of a leap of faith that films in which religious figures save the world will bring big box office receipts” …
Will you be looking out for these in the new year? Tell us what you think…