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Ben Hur new trailer features Jesus

The new adaptation of Lew Wallace's novel, focuses more on the impact Jesus Christ made on the fictional character Ben-Hur

SOURCES IMDB, Protestante Digital AUTHOR Evangelical Focus HOLLYWOOD 16 JUNE 2016 19:20 h GMT+1
ben hur A film scene/ Paramount Pictures

“Ben-Hur”, based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ", is one of the most famous historic movies.



There have been several film adaptations, including the one of 1959, starring Charlton Heston., which won 11 Academy Awards.

The 2016 version official premiere will be August 19, directed by Timur Bekmambetov with a screenplay by Keith Clarke and John Ridley.



 



NEW TRAILER



A new trailer has been released. It features the lead character Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his own adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebell), who is a Roman army officer.



Ben-Hur is then exiled as a slave. On his journey back to Jerusalem Ben-Hur has several encounters with Jesus (Rodrigo Santoro).



The trailer begins with the scripture found in Jeremiah 40:4 that states, "Now, behold, I release you today from the chains on your hands."



 





 



RELEASE DATES



MGM and Paramount delayed the release this year from February to August. The film will be first released on August 10 in Belgium and France, although the official premier will be on August 19 in the United States.



Other European release dates are:




  • Czech Republic and Slovakia: August 11

  • Poland: August 12

  • Netherlands and Hungary: August 18

  • Ukraine: August 24

  • Germany and Croatia: August 25

  • UK, Ireland, Bulgaria and Lithuania: August 26

  • Sweden: September 2

  • Italy and Greece: September 8

  • Spain: September 16


 

 


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