6 behind-the-scenes production secrets from Exodus: Gods and Kings

2014-11-07 05:20
Cape Town – A rivalry between two brothers, disastrous plagues and a huge trek to freedom makes for the perfect movie.

Famed director Ridley Scott is bringing the story of Moses to the big screen.

In his epic new movie, Exodus: God and Kings, Scott will tell the story of Moses in 3D with ground-breaking special effects.

Christian Bale takes on the role of Moses while Aaron Paul will play Joshua, his right hand man.

Joel Edgerton plays Pharoh Ramses and Sigourney Weaver will play his mother, Queen Tuya.

Creating ancient Egypt was put into the hands of award-winning production designer Arthur Max.

Here are 6 behind-the-scenes production secrets.

1. It was filmed at Pinewood studios in London and on location in Almeria, Spain and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

2. 250 people were involved in the construction of the set in Spain and there were 30 set dressers.

3. It took 8 weeks to build the sets at Pinewood studios.

4. In Almeria 30 buildings were constructed for the film.

5. To construct the sets a historical advisor was consulted about language, rituals and protocols in the royal palace.

6. All the props on the set had to be made – the columns, the statutes, the floors and the furniture.

Watch the trailer here:

The film is set to be released nationwide in cinemas on 26 December.

(Photos: 20th Century Fox)

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