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We get to see Christian Bale for the first time taking on the role as Moses courtesy of Empireonline.com. Bale is seen riding a horse while slaves labour in the scorching sun. The biblical drama is helmed by legendary director Ridley Scott (“Robin Hood”, “Alien”). Scott is also producing the pic alongside Zaillian and Peter Chernin for 20th Century Fox.

In the Book of Exodus, Moses was born as a Hebrew at a time when the Pharaoh had commanded that male Hebrew children be drowned. The infant Moses was set adrift on the Nile in a basket, rescued by the Pharaoh’s daughter and raised in the royal family as a brother to the future Pharoah. According to the Biblical story, the adult Moses was commanded by God to go to Egypt and deliver the Hebrews from bondage.

Image courtesy of Empireonline.com

“Exodus” is supported by Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, and Sigourney Weaver. The movie  is set to be released on December 12, 2014.