Ridley Scott Says He’s Working on the Biblical Adaptation MOSES

     June 4, 2012

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Though he may be 74 years old, director Ridley Scott is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  Opening next week is his return to the sci-fi genre, Prometheus, and he’s gearing up to shoot his next film later this month, the Cormac McCarthy drama The Counselor.  Now Scott is adding yet another project to his ever-growing development slate, as he recently revealed that he’s been working on an adaptation of the Biblical tale of Moses, appropriately titled Moses.  Hit the jump for more.

ridley-scott-mosesDuring an interview with Esquire (via The Playlist), Scott let slip his plans for the Biblical adaptation:

“I’ve got something else in the works. I’m already doing it. It’s called Moses… Seriously, seriously. It’s going to happen.”

Scott admitted that he “probably shouldn’t have let that slip out,” but once the cat was out of the bag he elaborated on what appeals to him about the Moses story;

“What’s interesting to me about Moses isn’t the big stuff that everybody knows. It’s things like his relationship with Ramses [II, the pharaoh]. I honestly wasn’t paying attention in school when I was told the story of Moses. Some of the details of his life are extraordinary.”

Scott’s pic isn’t the only big screen Moses adaptation from a big name director in development, as Steven Spielberg is prepping a “gritty” Moses epic called Gods and Kings for him to possibly direct in spring 2013.  Moreover, director Darren Aronofsky is preparing to begin production on Noah with Russell Crowe in the lead.  Though two high profile Biblical epics are already in the works, this doesn’t mean there isn’t room for Scott’s Moses—2012 is the year of the dueling Snow White pics after all.

In addition to The Counselor and Moses, Scott is also developing a sequel to his sci-fi classic Blade Runner that he intends to direct.  The film’s original screenwriter, Hampton Fancher, recently came aboard to write the script.  We don’t yet know what Scott’s next film after The Counselor will be, but it’s refreshing and encouraging to see that he has no plans of retiring to the countryside in the near future.

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