Steven Spielberg Nears Deal to Direct 'Gritty' Moses Biopic

The slow simmer between Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros in regards to a potential Moses biopic has been stewing for a while. It seems the a deal could be in place next week that would see Spielberg in the director's chair in spring 2013 for Gods and Kings.

Gods and Kings would follow Moses from his adoption in infancy and culminate with the Ten Commandments. The project is not being developed as a 3D film, which isn't much of a surprise considering Spielberg's comments about the technology. He has previously said that he would continue to shoot live-action on film until the last lab is closed.

Deadline says the film would have "the gritty reality" of Saving Private Ryan, referring to Moses a "the warrior to beat all warriors." The site also quotes a source saying that the movie would be a Braveheart-ish version of the Moses story. Another source says "There have been glossy versions of the Moses story but this would be a real warrior story.

Would you be interested in seeing a violent, modern, post-Braveheart version of Moses' life story?

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