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Movie MGM To Remake Ben-Hur (For the Third Time)

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  1. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    I think this is the studio version of N rich.

    http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/new-ben-hur-movie-remake-reboot-mgm-lew-wallace-novel/

    “It’s one of the great stories of friendship and betrayal, and faith, that works in the context of a big onscreen action thriller for a global audience,” Daniel said of the Wallace novel.

    What?

    However I did not know the Ben Hur book was that popular. Were there no books around for much of the 19th and 20th century?
     
  2. Bill Lehecka

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    I'd only see this if they shot it in 2.76:1 aspect ratio.
     
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  3. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Ben Hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

     
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    So now it's Gladiator. Great.
     
  5. Bill Lehecka

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    The Like/Dislike Ratio is looking like the Ghostbusters reboot right now. Ooof.
     
  6. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    I didn't realize that when I first posted this thread, I forgot to mention it's directed by the guy who did everyone's favorite movie: AB Linx
     
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    Also, not in 2.76:1 aspect ratio? FAIL.
     
  8. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Where's the parallel Christ story? This looks exactly like the Heston Ben-Hur with the addition of a Magic Negro. And they did the chariot races without SFX in the previous two iterations.
     
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  10. LiddyRules

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    Without CGI, not without SFX.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/20/local/la-me-petro-vlahos-20130220

    The book was about Ben Hur renouncing his Judaism to follow Christ. Let's see if they keep that tidbit in tact.
     
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    Nice archivist-ing but from the same article:
    It was a pisser to film that chariot race.
     
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    Obviously, so many race horses.
     
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    More like Ben Durrrrrrrrrrr....amirite?
     
  14. SKEPTIC

    SKEPTIC Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

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    Nice . . .

    Gave you a like for the Magical Negro trope reference.

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MagicalNegro
     
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    Silly me I just now understood that
     
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    Paramount has pushed Ben Hur back a week, from 8/12 to 8/19

    The back end of August, long a graveyard for projects studios have no faith in, has transformed to a sort of refuge for smaller scale projects. Ben Hur is likely more the former than the latter, but unfortunately that means it has to compete with not only more movies, but higher caliber ones.

    It got out of 8/12 no doubt due to the buzz on Suicide Squad, which releases on 8/5. Not only that, but there are 3 major studio releases already on 8/12: Sony's Sausage Party, the R rated Seth Rogen film, Pete's Dragon, the latest Disney live action remake, and Spectral, a film described as a "Supernatural Black Hawk Down", from Univeral/Legendary.

    8/19 really isn't any better, with Kubo and the Two Strings, an animated film with an all star cast from the studio that produced Coraline, Paranorman, and The Box Trolls, War Crimes, directed by Todd Phillips (Old School), and starring Jonah Hill and poor Miles Teller as arms dealers, and The Space Between Us, a sci-fi adventure starring two failed sci fi stars, Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland) and Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game), and directed by the guy who directed the Hannah Montana movie.

    So yeah. Not a lot of hope for old Benny Hur.
     
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    It looks like they're focusing exclusively on the religious audience to the point of driving away non-faith-based audiences. And I'm basing it on the song used in the trailer.
     
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    I wonder what they're trying to say with shots like this:
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    REL at Morgan Freeman's hair:
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    Also, I miss Richard's mask. He just doesn't look the same without it:
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    Edit: That music is amazing. Lew Wallace thinks they're really hitting the viewer over the head with the Jesus stuff.
     
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  21. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    I can't imagine anything more peaceful than floating in that ocean.

    I like to imagine that his hair becomes like that if he doesn't film anything for a week. That's why he takes so many jobs.

    The dude who's gay for Ben-Hur was also Doctor Doom in the new Fant4stic movie.

     
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    Reminds me of Bora Bora...
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  24. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    I have seenn't Jesus Christ imagery like that since Lebron James's "Witness" billboard.
     
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    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    You son of a bitch. You just made me realize that the reason that Batman had a stupid, impractical spear in Beavis is that's the Spear of Destiny from Jesus fame.
     
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