Filmmaker Ridley Scott has never shied away from tackling epic subject matter, and the director’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings promises to be a saga of biblical proportions. 20th Century Fox released the final trailer for the film, and it offers a taste of the massive scope of the story and the impressive visual effects Scott has invested in the famous story of Moses’ defiance of Egyptian Pharoah Rhamses II.
In the film, Christian Bale plays Moses and Joel Edgerton plays Rhamses II, with the former rising up against the latter, and the shackles of Egyptian rule, to lead 600,000 Hebrew slaves out of Egypt. Amid the backdrop of the horrifying biblical plagues, the two characters’ relationship is tested — with one following orders from his god and the other believing himself to be a god.
Written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, Steven Zaillian, and Jeffrey Caine, Exodus: Gods and Kings hits theaters December 12. Along with Bale and Edgerton, the film also stars Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley.
You can watch the final trailer for the film at the top of this post, and several recently released television spots below: