Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus’

Looks like another Biblical epic on the way.   Hope it’s better than that Darren Aronofsky’s /Russel Crowe Noah Movie nonsense! Talk about a let down! I’m ever sorry I went to go and watch that one.  

The Vatican

Coming… Showtime has ordered “The Vatican,” a contemporary drama thriller centered around the Catholic church, the network announced Thursday. “The Vatican” is the cable network’s first pilot order for 2013, written by Oscar-nominated Paul Attanasio and set to be directed by Sir Ridley Scott. The project will be Scott’s television directorial debut. According to Showtime,…

Hollywood Planning Film about Pontius Pilate

A trend in biblical epics continues: Deadline reports that Warner Brothers has purchased a script called Pontias Pilate  from Woman on Top writer Vera Blasi, a new take on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as told through the eyes of the man who ordered it to happen. The film will follow Pilate’s journey as a…

Russell Crowe to Play Noah

Russell Crowe will play Noah in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah’s Ark movie, fittingly called “Noah.” Of course, you’re not surprised by this, since Crowe’s casting was first reported two months ago. Fortunately, now it’s official, with a press release and everything. “I rejoice that Russell Crowe will be by my side on this adventure,” Aronofsky — who…

Witney Houston Dead

We wake up to the sad news this morning. She was 48 years old: Beverly Hills, California (CNN) — Legendary pop singer Whitney Houston was found dead Saturday at a Beverly Hills, California, hotel, officials said. She was 48. The entertainer, whose incredible talent was discovered at an early age, was pronounced dead at 3:55…

Mel Gibson Making Judah Maccabee Film

Should be fantastic: Of all the filmmakers you might expect to make a film about Jewish hero Judah Maccabee, Mel Gibson is probably not at the top of the list. So consider this a Hannukah surprise. Deadline broke the news that Gibson and Warner Bros. are teaming on a film about the hero who led…