Exodus: Gods and Kings

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Exodus: Gods and Kings
Directed by Ridley Scott
Produced by Peter Chernin
Dylan Clark
Ridley Scott
Jenno Topping
Written by Bill Collage
Adam Cooper
Steven Zaillian
Starring Christian Bale
Joel Edgerton
Aaron Paul
Cinematography Dariusz Wolski
Studio Scott Free Productions
Chernin Entertainment
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • December 12, 2014 (2014-12-12) (US)
Country United Sates
United Kingdom
Language English

Exodus: Gods and Kings is an upcoming biblical epic film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Steven Zaillian. The film stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, and Sigourney Weaver. It is an interpretation of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt as led by Moses and related in the Bible book of Exodus.



On March 15, 2013, Deadline.com reported Ridley Scott wanted Christian Bale to star in the film[1]; in August he confirmed the role to be Moses himself.[2] On the same day Joel Edgerton also joined the cast to play Rhamses opposite to Bale and the production will begin in September.[3] The studio announced the casting calls in Spain's towns Almería and Pechina for 3000–4000 extras and will cast another 1000-2000 extras in Fuerteventura.[4] On August 27, Aaron Paul also joined the film to play Joshua,[5] Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and John Turturro were still in talks about joining the cast.[6] On March 27, 2014, studio changed the title of the film to "Exodus: Gods and Kings".[7]


The shooting of the film began in October 2013 in Almería, Spain. Additional filming was scheduled at Pinewood Studios, England. Shooting had begun on October 22 in Almería at the first location: Tabernas. In Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Ridley Scott will be shooting the major part of the film in Pájara and Antigua for 6 weeks, 3 more weeks than in England or Almería.[8][9]


20th Century Fox published the first stills from the film on December 30, 2013, announcing it would be released on December 12, 2014.[10]


  1. ^ "Christian Bale Eyeing Moses?". deadline.com. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "‘EXODUS’ CONFIRMS CHRISTIAN BALE AS MOSES, CASTING JOEL EDGERTON AS RAMSES". screencrush.com. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Joel Edgerton to Battle Christian Bale in ‘Exodus’". variety.com. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "‘Moses’ Calls For Extras In Spain; Masses Flock". deadline.com. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Joins Christian Bale in Moses Biblical Drama ‘Exodus’". variety.com. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ridley Scott In ‘Exodus’ Talks With Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul". deadline.com. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (27 March 2014). "Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' with Christian Bale gets a title change". hitfix.com. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "'Exodus': Filmmaker Ridley Scott begins filming in Almeria, Spain". digitaljournal.com. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Christian Bale looks ready for battle as filming on Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus gets underway in Spain". dailymail.co.uk. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (30 December 2013). "First Look: Christian Bale as Moses in Fox’s ‘Exodus’". variety.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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