Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) is here to show you what happens when you mix a Charlton Heston classic, a riff on Gladiator (which was already a rip-off of the original Ben-Hur), and Morgan Freeman with dreads. This trailer is sure to get some blood boiling from the fans of the original classic.
Bekmambetov has gathered a hell of a cast, led by the breakout Boardwalk Empire actor, Jack Huston, along with Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, and a wonderfully dreadlocked Morgan Freeman.
If you weren’t already thinking this movie wasn’t important, Huston went to talk to USA Today about the film, saying “There’s something really beautiful about it, especially in the current climate of the world, about different religions and people being at odds against each other. How do we find our way out of this, how do we forgive, how do we forget, how do we move on, how should we treat our fellow human?” Color me intrigued.
Ben-Hur storms into theatres August 12th 2016.