Epic First Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer Pits Bale Vs. Edgerton

Director Ridley Scott is now pushing 80 years old, but, if anything, his increased age is only helping his productivity. With both Prometheus and The Counselor, the director has had a feature in theaters two years in a row now - and in 2014 he's going for the hat trick. Exodus: Gods and Kings, the latest directorial effort from Scott, will be arriving in theaters this December, and today the first footage has been delivered online.

Posted by Apple (opens in new tab), the new trailer paints Exodus as a wide-sweeping epic with some really kick-ass visual effects at play - but at its heart it appears to be a much more intimate story. Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton star as Moses and Rhamses, respectively, two men who grew up as brothers but were divided as adults by their personal heritage. If you know your Torah/Bible, you know that what will happen is that Moses will lead the Jewish slaves out of Egypt to the promised land in Jerusalem. But now before some pretty nasty plagues...

Yes, it turns out that Ridley Scott will be bringing God's vengeance to cinematic life. While all 10 plagues aren't seen in the Exodus trailer, you can definitely spot the arrival of the "Storms of Fire," which includes both hail:

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And, yes, a good amount of burning:

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I also wonder if this might be "Water Into Blood," or if the water is just saturated with fish guts:

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As someone who really hates bugs/insects/arachnids and the like, I'm really not looking forward to seeing Ridley Scott's big screen version of lice (number three) and locusts (number eight). I'm not too thrilled at the prospect of seeing boils, or diseased livestock either,

In addition to Bale and Edgerton, Exodus: Gods and Kings features a stellar cast that also includes Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley. 20th Century Fox will be releasing the movie in theaters on December 12th, just in time for the holiday season (though also just in time to face off with The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. Check out the previously released poster right here.

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