‘Ben-Hur’ Remake First Look: New Trailer and Art
BEN-HUR is in theaters August 12, 2016.
Excited, yet? I am. It’s one of most well-written stories to grace the big screen, in my opinion. Movie audiences first saw the tale told in 1959, with Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur. Both films, the 1959 version and the fast-approaching 2016 version, are based on the novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.”
You can watch the new trailer above. (It looks fantastic.)
And here is a recent press release from Paramount:
Ben-Hur is a major Paramount Pictures/MGM motion picture hitting theaters nationwide on August 12, 2016. Bursting with action–including a new chariot race for the ages–and elevated by Christian themes of justice, liberty & radical forgiveness, it tells the classic story of Judah Ben–Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title and separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery and despair.
After years at sea, a breathtaking turn of events sends Judah on an epic journey back to his homeland to seek revenge, where a chance encounter with Jesus of Nazareth (Rodrigo Santoro) transforms his life and leads him to discover grace, mercy and ultimately, redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, “Ben-
Hur: A Tale of the Christ.” Also starring Morgan Freeman in an unforgettable performance.