It looks like Life of Pi director Ang Lee could be replacing Steven Spielberg as the director on Warner Bros' epic biblical film project Gods and Kings, which would tell the story of Moses. According to Deadline Spielberg decided not to direct the movie, but Lee has shown some interest. There's been no meeting on the script or offer made, but he's flirting with the idea. I loved Lee's Life of Pi, and I think he would be an amazing director for a project like this. I've love to see what he would do with it.
The project has been described as “a Braveheart-ish version of the Moses story." It will reportedly be a gritty take on the source material, and feature Moses "coming down the river, being adopted, leaving his home, forming an army, and getting the Ten Commandments.” The script was written by Stuart Hazeldine and Michael Green.
Lee recently just signed on to direct the pilot Tyrant for FX, and has also been looking at possibly directing the Angelina Jolie Cleopatra movie that David Fincher recently left. As for Spielberg, he's still working on his delayed sci-fi film project Robopocalypse.
Warner Bros. is looking to get this film into production soon because Ridley Scott is developing a Moses project of his own called Exodus that he's going to start working on when he's finished making The Counselor.
Would you like to see Lee take on this Gods and Kings movie?