Steven Spielberg close to deal to direct Moses epic film

Deadline reported the news:

Steven Spielberg is near to etching in stone with Warner Bros on that biopic portraying the Jewish leader as the warrior to beat all warriors. With a working title of Gods And Kings, what’s envisioned is “a movie like a Braveheart-ish version of the Moses story,” an insider tells us. “Him coming down the river, being adopted, leaving his home, forming an army, and getting the Ten Commandments.” And despite the awesome screen possibilities of the parting of the Red Sea, the movie isn’t being contemplated in 3D.

What is amusing is the headlines which followed…

Steven Spielberg Close to Direct ‘Braveheart’-ish Moses Epic ‘Gods and Kings’-Ace Showbiz

Steven Spielberg Zeroing In On ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Style Moses Tale ‘Gods And Kings’; Spring 2013 Start Eyed -IndieWire

I guess “Saving Private Ryan” was atleast a Spielberg film, so the tie-in made more sense.

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