One can be skeptical about the current tendency to reshoot classic films, but one of the most anticipated films of this year is the peplum " Ben-Hur ", a remake of the film of the same name by William Wyler.|
The original was once one of the most expensive Hollywood projects, fully recouped its budget and received 11 Oscars . This achievement was later repeated only in the films "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King". And if in the distant 1959 the audience was amazed by the gorgeous scenery and visual effects of the film Wyler , now moviegoers will certainly have an unforgettable spectacle.
Timur Bekmambetov , who delighted the audience not only with comedies from the "Fir-Trees" series, but also with the blockbusters "Wanted" and "Night Watch", took on the rework of the classics. The cast of the new Ben-Hur features many familiar faces, including Jack Houston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro and Ayelet Zurer.
Judah Ben-Hur is a descendant of a noble Jewish family, betrayed by a childhood friend Messala and enslaved by the Romans. After long wanderings, the main character still manages to break free, and is driven by one goal - to take revenge on the offender. The only way to do this is to bypass Messala in a chariot race where there are no rules ...
In USA cinemas it will be possible to watch this epic action, flavored with a good portion of special effects, from August 18 .
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