Exodus Gods and Kings - Wave Poster
Exodus Gods and Kings - Wave Poster ©2014 Twentieth Century Fox

Christian Bale stars in director Ridley Scott’s adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.

Exodus Gods and Kings - Wave Poster
Exodus Gods and Kings – Wave Poster ©2014 Twentieth Century Fox

Check out the three trailers and three clips. The first clip features Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Hiam Abbass and Tara Fitzgerald. The second clip Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton. The third Christian Bale.

Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Ridley brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Exodus Gods and Kings  - Joel Edgerton and Christian Bale
Exodus Gods and Kings – Moses (Christian Bale, right) confronts Ramses (Joel Edgerton) ©2014 Twentieth Century Fox

The film’s intrigue, scale, scope, adventurer and vivid characters provide this unique theatrical event. The Exodus from Egypt is the original and definitive heroic saga. It’s also a powerful and personal story rich with emotion, rivalry and betrayal and an undying quest for freedom.

Notes Scott: “Moses’ life is one of the greatest adventures and spiritual quests of all time.” From its opening battle where 15,000 Egyptian soldiers attack a Hittite encampment, to the towering structures, a terrifying series of plagues, and the parting of the Red Sea, Scott brings his signature vision to one of our most cherished and important stories.

“I love anything larger-than-life,” he tells. “I knew what to do with Gladiator – how to make it really breathe, live and feel like people did in that era. With Exodus: Gods and Kings, I wanted to similarly bring to life the Egyptian culture and the Exodus in a way never before possible.”

Exodus: Gods and Kings was shot in Pinewood Studios, London and on location in Almeria, Southern Spain and Fuerteventura, the Canary Islands.

Exodus Gods and Kings  - Ridley Scott with Sigourney Weaver
Exodus: Gods and Kings – Ridley Scott confers on-set with Sigourney Weaver, who portrays Tuya ©2014 Twentieth Century Fox

Exodus: Gods and Kings – Theatrical release dates

Australia: December 4th, 2014
US and Canada: December 4th, 2014
UK: December 26th, 2014
New Zealand: January 1st, 2015

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online