Spielberg is in official talks with Warner Bros. to direct the spectacle film. Incidentally, Warner Bros. inked a deal with Mel Gibson earlier this year, to produce a biopic of Jewish warrior, Judah Maccabee.
"Gods and Kings", as the project is presently titled, will cover the entire breadth of Moses’ existence, from birth to death, including the Jewish emancipation from Egypt, the Burning Bush, and receiving the Ten Commandments.
The biopic was written by Michael Green and Stuart Hazeldine, and will be produced by Dan Lim and Matti Leshem.
After being out of the spotlight for a couple years, Spielberg has two high profile pictures slated to open next month, "The Adventures of Tintin," opening December 21, and "War Horse", opening December 25.
Presently, Mr. S is busy at work on the biopic of Abraham Lincoln, starring the venerable Daniel Day Lewis. "Lincoln" is scheduled for release in December 2012.
Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life