Fox Chief On 20th’s Biblical Oscar Contender: ‘You Don’t See Movies On This Scale Anymore’



"The scene with the frogs alone was remarkable, and creepy, and I’m told there were at least 400 live frogs mixed with CGI variety. Didn’t Scott hear you are never supposed to work with children or animals — especially frogs?"

“The scene with the frogs alone was remarkable, and creepy, and I’m told there were at least 400 live frogs mixed with CGI variety. Didn’t Scott hear you are never supposed to work with children or animals — especially frogs?”



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Earlier today Deadline debuted the new trailer for 20th Century Fox’s big Christmas picture Exodus: Gods And Kings. The large-scale biblical drama looks BIG. EPIC. The kind of movie studios used to thrive on but are simply cost-prohibitive these days. Well, they seem to be making a comeback. Ben-Hur, which took 11 Academy Awards in 1959 including Best Picture, is now being remade. Of course petehammond2Paramount released Darren Aronofsky’s Noah early in the year. But Gladiator in 2000 was the last big-scale epic of this period to wow Academy voters into giving up their Best Picture vote. It’s no coincidence that Ridley Scott directed that one, which also brought Russell Crowe an Oscar for Best Actor. Now Scott is back doing the impossible for Fox with Exodus.

In a brief conversation before the studio’s specialImage (2) 20th_century_fox_logo__131009230834-275x154.jpg for post 741629 press presentation Tuesday evening at the Zanuck Theatre on its lot, Fox Chairman Jim…

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