20th Century Fox has released the first Exodus: Gods and Kings trailer for director Ridley Scott’s upcoming Biblical epic. The film stars Christian Bale as Moses, focusing on the figure’s struggle to free his enslaved people from their ancient Egyptian rulers as Joel Edgerton fills the role of Ramses. The trailer is, well, curious. The eyeliner is very heavy, and it almost feels like there was no effort whatsoever put into making Bale and Edgerton look like they fit into the time period (or, you know, anything resembling Egyptians). That said, the visuals are striking and Scott certainly appears to be going all-out with the whole “Biblical epic” moniker. I have a feeling this movie might be pretty weird.
Hit the jump to watch the first Exodus: Gods and Kings trailer. The film also stars Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, and Sigourney Weaver. Exodus: Gods and Kings opens December 5, 2014.