HOLLYWOOD – The Biblical Epic Exodus: Gods and Kings by Ridley Scott has released the first look trailer, poster as well as a 67 page photo-novel of the film.
Although photo-novels were briefly popular in 1986, nary a one has been seen for just shy of two decades. However, Scott along with actors Christian Bale, Aaron Paul and Joel Edgerton have recreated the film via a series of still pictures with comic strip style speech and thought bubbles.
Ridley Scott rushed in to the Studio Exec office in order to explain:
I love photo novels. Always have and always will. When Joel Edgerton revealed that he too was a fan, well, I thought why not use that and create publicity material. At first the marketing people said it would be a disaster, but I told them I was sick of them second guessing me. When I made Kingdom of Heaven everyone said I was mad to cast Orlando Bloom in the lead, but… Well, okay bad example. But I’m usually right.
Exodus: Gods and Kings will be released later this year. Exodus: God and Kings: The Photo-Novel is already available from all good book shops and Amazon.