It’s brother against brother as Paramount Pictures debuts the trailer for the epic remake of Ben-Hur. View trailer below.
Ben-Hur is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also starring Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro.
I have mixed feelings about this trailer. While it looks good on the surface, I just don’t know about this movie. I mean like the original version (1959 version) and was pretty good (for its time) and still is pretty good. I do like the cast and I’m sure that the movie will “look” much better than the original, but I’m very leery about this remake. Who knows…I could be wrong and the movie could be a success. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Ben-Hur hits theaters this summer on August 12th, 2016