Remakes of classic epic/biblical films

Ridley Scott’s Exodus last year, preparation for a new Ben-Hur filmed in the famous Cinecitta studios… Why are classic epic and biblical films being remade today? What are the genre’s elements that still fascinate filmmakers? Will they still fascinate the audience? How much do you think the digital effects are going to change the appreciation and expectations we have on these films ?

  • Could also be interesting to look at the history of and continued practice of "white-washing" these biblical films. – Katie Brown 7 years ago

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