20th Century Fox has unveiled some new Exodus: Gods and Kings images ahead of the film’s trailer debut, which will come with next week’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Directed by Ridley Scott, the epic retells the Moses story, with Christian Bale taking on the lead role and Joel Edgerton playing the Pharaoh Ramses. From these debut images, its clear that Bale’s Moses won’t be pulling any punches. With Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, and John Turturro also a part of the cast, the film certainly has a solid supporting lineup, and the last time Ridley Scott took on a period epic, the result was the excellent Kingdom of Heaven (well, the Director’s Cut at least). I’ll admit the image of Weaver as Ramses’ mother is, uh, striking, but the prospect of the actress reteaming with her Alien and 1492 director is nonetheless exciting.
Hit the jump to take a look at the Exodus: Gods and Kings images, and look for the first trailer here on Collider soon. The film opens in theaters on December 5th, just in time for the awards/holiday season.