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Ben-Hur Synopsis

BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also starring Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro.

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The New Ben-Hur Doesn't Use CGI In Its Chariot Race, And This Awesome Video Proves It The New Ben-Hur Doesn't Use CGI In Its Chariot Race, And This Awesome Video Proves It
The upcoming Ben-Hur movie shot an actual chariot race without any CGI assistance, and you can see how they accomplished this in a new video.

The New Ben-Hur Doesn't Use CGI In Its Chariot Race, And This Awesome Video Proves It

The Ben-Hur Trailer Is Epic And Thrilling, Watch It Now The Ben-Hur Trailer Is Epic And Thrilling, Watch It Now
The original Ben-Hur is one of the movies that defined the term epic during the golden age of Hollywood. Attempting to remake such a classic film is a herculean task, to say the least.

The Ben-Hur Trailer Is Epic And Thrilling, Watch It Now

Ben-Hur Just Cast This Dude To Play Jesus Ben-Hur Just Cast This Dude To Play Jesus
Ben-Hur is an epic of biblical proportions, so naturally it has a cast of biblical figures to round out the cast. Among them is Jesus Christ himself, a role that has been played by actors far and wide with varying degrees of gravitas. With the new remake moving along, the role has once again been filled.

Ben-Hur Just Cast This Dude To Play Jesus

Morgan Freeman and Jack Huston Are Here To Make Ben-Hur Cool Again Morgan Freeman and Jack Huston Are Here To Make Ben-Hur Cool Again
Jack Huston has been confirmed as the titular-star for Timur Bekmambetov’s re-make of the 1959 classic, Ben-Hur. The Boardwalk Empire actor will also be joined in the epic by Morgan Freeman, who has been announced as Idldarin, the man who transforms Ben-Hur from a slave into a champion chariot racer.

Morgan Freeman and Jack Huston Are Here To Make Ben-Hur Cool Again

Tom Hiddleston Is The Top Choice For The Ben-Hur Remake Tom Hiddleston Is The Top Choice For The Ben-Hur Remake
The chariots are calling Loki, and the Avengers villain just might answer. MGM is digging deep into its back catalog to resurrect Ben-Hur for a new audience, under the stewardship of director Timur Bekmambetov. It stands to reason that the part would be one of the most highly in-demand in Hollywood, and MGM surely could have gone with a big name, or a fresh face. Instead, they might be splitting the difference, eying a man familiar to most audiences, but still as-yet-untested in a lead role.

Tom Hiddleston Is The Top Choice For The Ben-Hur Remake

Transformers 5 Confirmed For 2016 Transformers 5 Confirmed For 2016
The Transformers date strikes me as the most aggressive, particularly is Michael Bay finally decides that he is finished with Autobots and Decepticons, and is ready to move on to more non-Transformers material.

Transformers 5 Confirmed For 2016

12 Years A Slave Scribe To Rewrite Ben-Hur 12 Years A Slave Scribe To Rewrite Ben-Hur
After years of scripting a wide array of television shows including the crime-drama series Third Watch and sitcoms like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The John Larroquette Show, writer John Ridley has made his mark in movies with the universally lauded new drama 12 Years a Slave. And while the film readies for its theatrical expansion in the coming weeks, Ridley is landing a big new project with MGM.

12 Years A Slave Scribe To Rewrite Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur Remake Eyes Timur Bekmambetov To Direct Ben-Hur Remake Eyes Timur Bekmambetov To Direct
Adapting hit books into movies is nothing new, and neither is remaking hit movies themselves-- both have been going on since the very, very beginning of the film industry. But it's rare to see something adapted, recycled and remade as often as Ben-Hur, which started as a huge bestselling book published in 1880 and has been adapted as two silent films, one sound one (the big one starring Charlton Heston)

Ben-Hur Remake Eyes Timur Bekmambetov To Direct

Celebrating Matte Paintings, Hollywood's Greatest Lost Art Celebrating Matte Paintings, Hollywood's Greatest Lost Art
Long before filmmakers had access to the finest digital effects the industry has to offer, they had to get creative with matte paintings to blend like actors into locations and environments that couldn’t be achieved in real life.

Celebrating Matte Paintings, Hollywood's Greatest Lost Art

Ben-Hur Is Getting A Remake Ben-Hur Is Getting A Remake
The studio has purchased a spec script by Keith Clarke (Peter Weir's The Way Back), which goes back to the 1880 Lew Wallace novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ, for the story instead of the most famous adaptation. MGM actually released the original, but since lost the rights. The book, however, is in the public domain, which means they don't have to pay to use it. The new version is said to be "much different" than Wyler's film, though no specific details are given.

Ben-Hur Is Getting A Remake

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