Although director Timur Bekmambetov put forth a valiant effort in his retooling of Ben-Hur, he failed to create an adequate remake of the 1959 classic starring Charlton Heston let alone a substantial modern epic.
The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala, an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves, Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.
A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
The “Skins” actress joins the MGM remake.
The Dutch actor also joins Morgan Freeman in the remake.
The “Game of Thrones” alum is in talks to join the MGM/Paramount remake.
After weeks of rumors, Huston has been cast in the title role.
We may not have Charleton Heston this time, but at least we do have the penguin-whisperer.
MGM and Paramount look to Hiddleston for the upcoming remake.
The duo are set to produce MGM’s epic remake.
Prepare for the world’s first high-speed, slow-motion chariot chase!
He’ll bring the subtlety he’s known for.
Logline: Story will tell the formative story of how Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince, and Messala, the son of a Roman tax collector, grew up best friends before the Roman Empire took control of Jerusalem. It will also tell the parallel tale of Jesus Christ with whom Ben-Hur has several encounters which moves him to become a believer.