“Forgotten Hollywood”- Ben-Hur Redux…

Posted on April 25, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will produce a new version of the historical epic Ben-Hur, as the faith-based film revival continues on the big screen. Paramount Pictures and MGM announced today that they will co-produce the epic. The film is set for release in February 2016.

   Lewis Wallace’s 1880 novel has been adapted several times, most notably the 1959 film starring Charlton Heston. Famous for its chariot race scene, the film won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. A silent version was popular for its day.

   Burnett and Downey also produced the recently released film Son of God, which used footage from The Bible, which recently aired on the History Channel. They have become the go-to collaborators for biblical stories.

   Paramount has helped drive Hollywood’s new attention to this genre of epics with Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. It recently crossed $300 million in global box office.

   Bless the modern-day apostles!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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