HOLLYWOOD – An early screening of Ridley Scott‘s new film Exodus: Gods and Kings has created a strongly negative reaction from the late Bob Marley’s family.
Ziggy Marley his son said:
It’s a disgrace. We’re very angry. It doesn’t represent my father’s life of all. There are none of the songs. Not even the song after which the film is named. Jamaica looks like a desert and not the luscious landscape I grew up in. And although Jamaica was a poor country and is, Scott makes it look almost prehistoric.
The film – starring Christian Bale as Bob Marley and Aaron Paul as Peter Tosh – covers a very early stage in their careers, when they were ‘in the wilderness’, as Scott has it. He spoke EXCLUSIVELY to Studio Exec about the controversy:
The film has nothing whatsoever to do with Reggae music and Mr. Marley.
So you wanted to avoid cliché?
No, it’s not that Exodus. It’s based on the Bible.
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Yes. No. I mean…
Last question, will it be better than Prometheus?
Don’t you worry, about a thing, cos every little thing gonna be all right. Altogether now… Rise up this morning…
Exodus: Gods and Kings will be released in 2015.