Ben-Hur is considered a classic. Released in 1959, starring the great Charlton Heston, had the largest budget of it’s time. $15 Million! It became the second highest grossing film of it’s time! Needless to say it is a timeless classic. But there comes a time in every films life that it has to be remade. That is basically the rule of Hollywood now!
And now that comes to pass. Earlier this year we were given a trailer that was met with pretty mixed reactions, but now the remake has a new set of character posters! Check them out here:
Pretty cool right? My personal favorite is Morgan Freeman! Reguardless of how cheesy he looks in the dreads! Marketing for the film is really starting to ramp up with to get us ready for their August 19th release date. I for one am excited to see how this film is recieved.
BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur played by Jack Huston, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala played by Toby Kebbell, an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves played by Nazanin Boniadi, Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. BEN-HUR also stars Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. And is set to be released on August 19 2016