Exodus, Noah, and Interstellar will make 2014 a highly anticipated time for film. If there is one man in Hollywood that can create epic films that blow your mind by transporting your centuries back in time, it is Ridley Scott. Gladiator (2000) was so good that it filled the following decade with historical epic films. There is no doubt that there is no better man than Sir Scott to make a modern recreation of the story of Moses. According to the latest news the main role is taken by no other than Christian Bale himself (Batman), with supporting characters including greats like Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Warrior), Sigourney Weaver (Ripley) – the popular Alien collaborator of Scott and most recently – Aaron Paul. With Exodus (2014) we have great actors and a director who has mastered the epic genre better than any other living film-maker: good news.
Another big budget, grand scale epic also of the biblical genre is Noah (2014), directed by another masterful artist – Darren Arronofsky – with the titular character being played by Russell Crowe (Maximus from Gladiator). The supporting cast is impressive at the very least: Ray Winston who played Beowulf in the computer generated adventure film, Jennifer Connelly who last starred alongside Russell Crowe in the Best Picture winner A Beautiful Mind – a performance that earned her an Academy Award and the young, talented-for-her-age Emma Watson (Hermione from Harry Potter), and John Turturro (Simmons from Transformers). Arronofsky has so far made only four feature films but every single one of them has been called a masterpiece by critics and fans alike. There is no reason to think Noah wouldn’t be a masterpiece as well.
Finally, 2014 will give us Christopher Nolan’s first film after the phenomenal The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012) and his second sci-fi film after the equally impressive Inception (2010) – Interstellar. The impressive things about this film are innumerable. It had been originally planned to be directed by Spielberg and its script is based on the newest theories about space and time by the famous scientist Kip Thorne. The script went under Nolan’s corrections and the film is already in production. The cast is no less breath-taking than those of the 2014 biblical epics – Matthew McConaughey - (Mud from Mud), Anne Hathaway (Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises and Fantine from Les Miserables), Jessica Chastain (Maya from Zero Dark Thirty), Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone), and Michael Kane (think every famous Christopher Nolan film). Chris Nolan is one of Hollywood’s most successful and beloved modern film-makers and now with three great Batman films and Inception behind him, there is little doubt that Interstellar will be a game changer.
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