Chariot fever! Catch it!
MGM might actually be worse with money than Breaking Bad‘s Ted Beneke. Following their bankruptcy case, MGM has decided that the best way to get back up on its feet is to produce overblown remakes that the public never really asked for.
The studio will re-adapt the book Ben-Hur, and not the 1959 Charlton Heston film because the studio sold the film rights to Ted Turner, so this film isn’t even really predicated on them owning the material.
Execs are saying that this film will focus on Jesus and feature a chariot race, which I guess is a diplomatic way of saying ” Yeah, it’s going to be just like the old one anyway.”
No word on Jesus yet, but that Josh Hutcherson is getting some crazy-good buzz. Maybe he could be Christ. Or a Jewish slave.