Monday, October 12, 2009

Fox to Re-tell the Story of Moses…300-Style


The same writing team hired to make a graphic-novel style, adventurous take on Moby Dick for Timur Bekmambetov and Universal have sold a pitch to Fox that would see them re-telling the story of Moses in the style of Zack Snyder’s 300.

Adam Cooper and Bill Collage are the writers, and while this could be just a big update of The Ten Commandments with modern effects (i.e. a Roland Emmerich-worthy parting of the Red Sea in addition to the aforementioned plagues) the fact that they’re ’sprucing up’ Moby Dick combined with the liberal tossing around of 300 as a stylistic signifier for this version of Moses’ story says to me that this will in fact be much more than a simple update. (Or, shall we say, much different, since ‘much more’ implies a rise in quality.)

Not sure how I feel about this. If it is a modern retelling of The Ten Commandments, I think I could appreciate it, but I get the feeling they are going to attempt to somehow make Moses "cool" by today's standards meaning making him young and meaning adding lots of high contrast and blood to the story. That just doesn't seem right to me. Don't get me wrong, the concept sounds awesome, I just don't know why there is a need to change the story (although as I said, it hasn't been CONFIRMED that this is the case, just rumored).
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