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After much speculation that Warner Brothers wanted Steven Spielberg to helm their film 'Gods and Kings' based on the life of biblical hero Moses, it is now being reported that proceedings have graduated to formal talks. The existing script for the film was written by Michael Green and Stuart Hazeldine. Green penned several episodes of 'Heroes' and co-wrote the screenplay for 'The Green Lantern' while Hazeldine wrote and directed the 2009 thriller 'Exam.' Apparently the 'Gods and Kings' script will tell the story of Moses' entire life and not simply his struggles to free the Hebrews from the Egyptians.
It is important to note here that no official deal has yet been made. Warner Brothers has simply taken their plans from the "wouldn't it be great if we got Spielberg" phase to actually taking meetings with the guy. This project sounds like an undertaking that may redefine epic. And if there is one person who has proven himself time and time again when it comes to historical epics, it's Steven Spielberg. Though with a project of this size, the question becomes when would Spielberg have time to shoot this? He's already got projects lined up which will most likely tie him up well into 2013, and this does not seem like the kind of project he will be able to rush through, nor would he want to. If it does work out that Spielberg directs 'Gods and Kings,' it will be interesting to see how he handles the overabundance of material.
Is anyone interested in seeing Spielberg tackle a biblical epic?