Timur Bekmambetov

The ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake Goes Into Production in Italy

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by Matt Singer February 2, 2015 @ 12:48 PM
MGM
From the director of ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,’ comes an all-new ‘Ben-Hur!’ No, for reals. The chariots are off and running as Paramount and MGM announced today that production on their remake of William Wyler’s classic Bible epic ‘Ben-Hur’ is officially underway in Italy.

'Ben-Hur' Remake Casts Jack Huston in the Title Role

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by Britt Hayes September 16, 2014 @ 9:46 PM
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Although it was rumored that Tom Hiddleston was being eyed for the leading role in director Timur Bekmambetov's upcoming remake of 'Ben-Hur,' it seems the epic redo has found its leading man: 'Boardwalk Empire' star Jack Huston. Oh, sorry, guess you might not recognize him unless he's missing half of his face.

Syfy is Updating 'The Wizard of Oz' With Help From the Director of 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

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by Damon Houx July 22, 2013 @ 7:58 PM
Warner Brothers
The Syfy channel wants to get in on the recent resurgence of 'The Wizard of Oz'-related material with their own revised and rebooted Oz. The plan is to move the story to a post-apocalyptic future, and have 'Abraham LIncoln: Vampire Hunter' director Timur Bekmambetov at the helm of their version, which is titled 'Warriors of Oz.'