If I were to remake THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, here's the cast

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  1. Jorossy

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    Well first I would make sure that I have the proper financing. To even come close to the original I probably would need a minimum of $250 million (setting aside a big chunk for effects; I want the parting of the Red Sea REAL-REAL-REAL). I would do a lot of location shooting, have an all-star cast and film it in 70mm.

    Now for the cast:

    MOSES:
    Original - Charlton Heston
    Ramake - George Clooney

    RAMESES:
    Original - Yul Brynner
    Ramake - Russell Crowe

    NEFERTIRI:
    Original - Anne Baxter
    Remake - Angela Bassett

    DATHAN:
    Original - Edward G. Robinson
    Remake - Jack Nicholson

    SEPHORA (Moses' wife):
    Original - Yvonne De Carlo
    Remake -

    JOSHUA:
    Original - John Derek
    Remake - Either Tom Cruise or Leonardo DiCaprio

    LILIA (Joshua's Girlfriend/Wife):
    Original - Debra Paget
    Remake - Halle Berry

    SETHI:
    Original - Sir Cedric Hardwicke
    Remake - Either Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen

    BAKA (Master Butcher):
    Original - Vincent Price
    Remake - Samuel L. Jackson

    AARON:
    Original - John Carradine
    Remake - Tom Hanks

    That's all that I can think of right now.
     
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    That would be quite interesting to say the least. I'd pick a different Moses though.
     
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    You didn't pick one of the more important Supporting Actors (Actresses?), for the role of Someone we would get to see in those modern versions of Biblical movies.

    Cees
     
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    Edwin: I would be Executive Producer along with James Cameron. Since Paramount would probably still hold some rights on it, I would have them release it. All that Titanic money that made, I think Cameron could help me get financing. (I kinda think he's the only film maker that you could give over $200 million to make a movie and not cry over it.) Hell, T3 has a budget of at least $180 million. My director of choice would be Spielberg. He could probably get the actors to work for less than their normal 'fees'.

    Andrew: How about Denzel Washington for Moses?

    One other addition.

    VOICE OGF GOD:
    Original - Delos Jewkes (Although some people think that it was that guy who played Lurch in the Addams Family TV show. To me it sounded like him.)

    Remake - James Earl Jones (of course).

    If unavailable, then (weird choice coming up) Kevin Conroy. The voice of Batman in the Batman - Animated Series show.
     
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    The Ten Commandments is actually a remake itself. Cecil B. DeMille filmed a silent version in 1923.

    I don't see why it should be remade, though. The Prince of Egypt covered it pretty well minus the 1950's styles.
     
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    First, I meant Paramount holding the rights to the name of the movie. Anybody could make a movie about Moses without being afraid of being sued by God.

    Second, as far as consulting copyright laws, this is just a 'what if' thread. If I had $1 billion I wouldn't make it.
     
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    Too much of a classic to even visualize a remake or who could replace most of those characters.
     
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    (parody mode on)
    Hey... What about an updated version of the tale. Jet Li could play a badass version of Moses in an modern urban adaptation. The Israelites could be a biker gang and the Egyptions could be an evil megacorporation that has taken over all the hang-outs in their hood. Eminem could do the title theme *and* play god. The parting of the red sea could be changed to the parting of rush-hour traffic in L.A...
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    Yeah, those are some pretty disgusting ideas. Still, some stories (*cough* Romeo and Juliet) have been through even worse. It is an interesting idea to suggest a remake for a biblical epic though. You don't see many major hollywood productions giving serious treatment to religion these days. I have a feeling studios view religious topics as being too risky to spend more than 7 or 8 digits on, let alone 9.
     
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    This thread hilarious [​IMG]
     
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    Dana,
     
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