MGM Plans BEN-HUR Remake

By AMC February 5, 2013

In the spirit of remakes, one of the most epic films of all-time is being re-imagined. Courtesy of MGM, "Ben-Hur" will once again hit the big-screen for this new generation. The film is credited as shaping the face of the film industry and inspiring many filmmakers, such as George Lucas.

Many people may not realize that the 1959 "Ben-Hur" starring Charlton Heston, was actually the second film version of the story. The original was a 1925 silent film called "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ", the same name of the original novel.

This new film will not be a direct remake, but rather a closer adaptation of the book, as MGM sold the rights to "Ben-Hur" in the 1980's.

The script has been written by Keith Clark, who is also acting as executive producer, alongside Jason Brown. John Levin and Sean Daniel are also on as producers, and no actors or director are currently locked in. We'll keep you posted as the story develops.

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Source: Filmonic

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