New Films: ‘Son of God’ and ‘Noah’

975857_64336474  2With two new films scheduled for imminent release, 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the Biblical epic.  With their close proximity to Lent and Easter, the double feature could prove a great way to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.  In our ‘sight and sound’ generation, the media of film may be one of the greatest evangelization outreach opportunities of our day, providing a powerful way to experience the story of Jesus through the big screen.  Due for release at the end of the year is the film Exodus, tackling the Biblical epic story of Moses. 

Son of God, a new film about the life of Jesus by the makers of the mini television series The Bible will be released in Britain on 5th March 2014.  Made by 20th Century Fox, it brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling, and is told with the scope and scale of an epic motion picture.  Including some footage from the hit television series as well as new scenes, the film spans the life of Jesus from his humble birth through his teachings, his crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

 

The film features powerful and inspirational performances, exotic locations, dazzling visual effects, and is complemented with a rich orchestral score from Hans Zimmer.

 

Directed by Christopher Spencer

Written by Richard Bedser, Christopher Spencer, Colin Swash and Nic Young

Produced by Richard Bedser and Mark Burnett

Starring Roma Downey, Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Louise Delamere, Darwin Shaw and Andrew Brooke

Runtime 2 hours 18 minutes (approx.)

 

 

Just one month after Son of God on 4th April 2014, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is due for release in the UK.

 

The Biblical Noah suffers from divine visions telling him about the end of the world, and to take measures to save this world and his family. Cast out with his family in the Wilderness Noah takes help from six armed angels to fulfill his cause, to survive the apocalyptic deluge and protect his family from the coming flood.

 

The film is scored by Clint Mansell and features extensive use of visual effects to create an entire animal kingdom, which proved to be the most complicated rendering in the company Industrial Light and Magic’s history.

 

Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Written by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel

Produced by Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Mary Parent, Amy Herman and Arnon Milchan

Starring Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jenifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, Nick Nolte and Frank Langella.