‘Ten Commandments’ remake in works?

By WND Staff

Thou shalt consider a modern version of “The Ten Commandments.”

Red Sea parted in 1956 version of ‘The Ten Commandments’ (Paramount Pictures)

That’s the buzz in the movie industry, as Hollywood is contemplating production of a third version of the Bible’s classic story of Moses leading the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mark Gordon, producer of “The Day After Tomorrow,” is already on board to produce the remake, and screenwriter Charles Randolph is slated to meet with Paramount Pictures about writing the story.

“While a new Moses movie could tap into some of the same religious fervor that blessed Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of the Christ’ at the box office, Gordon and Randolph are believed to be interested in fashioning a serious, research-based treatment of the subject,” says the industry magazine.


Talk of the remake comes on the heels of a WorldNetDaily exclusive report about claims of actual chariot remains from the ancient Egyptian army being found at the bottom of the Red Sea, some 3,500 years after the Exodus is said to have taken place.

“I believe I actually sat in an ancient chariot cab,” British diver Peter Elmer told WND, referring to his time exploring a submerged item in what he describes as an underwater scrapyard. “Without question, it is most definitely the remains of the Egyptian army.”

“The Ten Commandments” was originally released in 1923 as a silent, mixed black-and-white footage with early Technicolor film, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and featuring Theodore Roberts and Charles de Rochefort.

More than three decades later, DeMille remade the epic in a 1956 Technicolor feature starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, John Derek, Vincent Price and Edward G. Robinson. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards including best picture.

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