Christian Bale Looks Appropriately Epic In New 'Exodus' Photos

Ridley Scott's retelling of the story of Moses opens in December.

Ridley Scott essentially revitalized the trend of sword and sandals movies with "Gladiator," and for his next movie, he's taking on one of the best-known stories of the genre.

We won't be able to see "Exodus: Gods and Kings," Scott's take on the story of Moses in Egypt until it hits theaters on December 12, but Entertainment Weekly has a first look with some interviews with Scott and his leads Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton.

In his chat with the magazine, the "Dark Knight" star addressed inevitable comparisons to Charlton Heston and "The Ten Commandments."

"Charlton Heston does Charlton Heston better than anyone," says Bale. "But the biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, and there was lots of room for us to go to places that [Heston’s movie] The Ten Commandments never dreamed of going."

For his part, an almost unrecognizable Edgerton is playing Ramses, the adopted brother of Moses and pharaoh of Egypt.

Head over to EW to check out the rest of the photos.