X-Men's Bryan Singer considers Ten Commandments movie

13/03/13

X-Men director Bryan Singer says he's considered taking on a new version of classic film The Ten Commandments.

"My writer friends and I discussed doing a remake and what that would have to take," admitted Singer.

"But I don't know if I'm up for it, I'll have to see. It would be a big writing job and it has to be told right."

Cecil B. DeMille's epic starring Charlton Heston was nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1956.

Biblical trend

Bryan Singer is best known for his X-Men films, but says he senses the next trend to hit Hollywood will be tales from the bible.

I think you're going to see more biblical films. If not the religious aspect of it, just the mythical tales of the bible, your Noah's and your Moses
Bryan Singer

"I think you're going to see more biblical films," mused Singer.

"If not the religious aspect of it, just the mythical tales of the bible, your Noahs and your Moses, I think you're going to see more of those."

Russell Crowe has already been cast as Noah in director Darren Aronofsky's film, due for release in 2014, while it's reported Steven Spielberg is tackling a Moses movie and Will Smith is thought to be directing a Cain and Abel film.

Bryan Singer's latest film release is the fairytale story Jack the Giant Slayer.

"I thought I was ahead of the curve on this [Jack the Giant Slayer]," smiled Singer.

"And then suddenly a whole bunch of new [fairytale] ones came out."

Bryan Singer

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