I can’t be the only one pretty excited to see this bold retelling of the classic Ben-Hur story. This time around the filmmakers are replacing big sets and hundreds of extras with CGI and more sex. The first trailer is out for the August 12th released remake and it looks pretty intense.
BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also starring Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro.