Timur Bekmambetov Bellows The Name Of His Next Project And It’s “Ben-Hur”


By: James Silverwolfe

has been confirmed for the director’s chariot in the new remake. We said he was in talks in early August and those talks seem to have gone swimmingly.

The project 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.

Keith Clarke (“The Way Back”) wrote the script on spec, which anyone can still do because the book is in the public domain. Joni Levin and Sean Daniel will produce.

I can’t get too excited about this attachment. Mostly because I’ve seen a lot of Bekmanbetov’s work. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” could’ve reached trash cinema heights if it had just course corrected some tonal issues. That’s basically the closest I’ve come to liking one of his American and I still pretty much hated it. Anyway, maybe he’ll prove me wrong. Maybe he’ll prove us all wrong!

He is repped by .

Source: Deadline



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