The Ten Commandments remake on the cards with Paramount

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It seems biblical epics still bring in the cash for studios, and if biblical tales told on a grand scale is your thing then you will be please to know that Paramount is developing a remake of the classic movie The Ten Commandments.

The word is Paramount is developing the remake in conjunction with Distribution Entertainment, with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter producing and Elizabeth Rapsos overseeing the project for the studio, reports Tracking Board.

However, as the remake of The Then Commandments is very much in the early stages, the article says that the producers are looking at a writer/director that can bring a different take to the previous incarnations of the epic biblical tale, and of course it is way too early for any acting talent to be considered.

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The remake will no bout still centre around Moses and the exodus of the Jewish people as Moses leads them from the oppressive rule of Ramses and out of Egypt, so just what kind of ‘different take’ will be put on the story remains to be seen.

The most well know movie of the story is of course the Cecil B. Demille version The Ten Commandments that starred Charlton Heston as Moses back in 1956, which was filmed on location in Egypt, Mount Sinai and the Sinai Peninsula, and was the most expensive film ever made at the time.

Back in 2014 Mary Parent served as producer on Paramount’s other biblical epic Noah, which was directed by Darren Aronofsky, which pulled in the tidy sum of 362.6 million dollars globally.

Naturally there is no word on just when The Ten Commandments remake will enter production or when it will likely see release, but if we hear more we will of course pass it along.