Steven Spielberg (War Horse, Schindler’s List) is close to signing on to direct a Braveheart-esque version of the story of Moses for Warner Bros. The film, which has a working title of Gods and Kings, will include him forming an army, freeing the Hebrew slaves, wandering in the wilderness, receiving the Ten Commandments and parting the Red Sea.
Michael Green (Green Lantern) and Stuart Hazeldine (Exam) have penned the script and the film will have a gritty and realistic tone similar to Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan. The studio first showed Spielberg the script back in September and talks have now intensified. It is expected that he will officially agree to direct soon and if he does sign on, the movie will likely start filming in early 2013.
Spieleberg is currently working hard on two other films, having just finished shooting Lincoln with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jared Harris, while also starting to make the robot uprising movie Robopocalypse.