Christian Bale gets biblical in "Exodus: Gods and Kings" trailer

Christian Bale in "Exodus: Gods and Kings." Twentieth Century Fox

The first trailer has arrived for the Ridley Scott-directed "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as the Pharoh Ramses.

Scott's film focuses on Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt. The Old Testament epic also stars Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley.

Bale recently told Entertainment Weekly that the film isn't trying to recreate the Charlton Heston film "The Ten Commandments."

"Charlton Heston does Charlton Heston better than anyone," the Oscar-winner said. "But the biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, and there was lots of room for us to go to places that [Heston's movie] 'The Ten Commandments' never dreamed of going."

"What I thought I knew about Moses I didn't really," said Scott. "Either I wasn't paying attention in Sunday school or I had forgotten. I was knocked out by who he was and the basics of the story -- it has to be one of the greatest adventures and spiritual experiences that could ever have been."

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is set to arrive in theaters on Dec. 12. Watch the trailer here, or below:

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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