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Published On: Mon, Nov 17th, 2014

‘Exodus Gods and Kings’ 11-year-old Isaac Andrews to ‘voice God’ as boy at burning bush

 Christians may not be pleased to learn that God will be voiced by a child in Exodus: Gods and Kings, a new film based on the life of Moses. THR reports that director Ridley Scott has tapped 11-year-old British actor Isaac Andrews to play the role of Malak in the film.
 
In Scott’s Exodus, Malak speaks for God in front of the burning bush.
 
Exodus-Gods-and-Kings-Poster-Christian Bale-and-Joel Edgerton“Sacred texts give no specific depiction of God, so for centuries artists and filmmakers have had to choose their own visual depiction. Malak exudes innocence and purity, and those two qualities are extremely powerful,” the Prometheus director tells THR
 
Rabbi David Baron, a consultant on the film, believes that Scott’s decision to portray God speaking through a child may cause controversy, because that is not what the Bible says. 
 
“They went off the biblical text, but the biblical text was very terse,” Baron said before adding that “anything that will result in people taking a second look at the text and engaging with the Bible” is a positive thing.
 
Audiences appeared to be split on the creative liberties taken with Noah, particularly with the changes to the figure Noah directly.
 

Some Christians are already very skeptical of thefilm since Scott as been a vocal atheist who wants to focus on the Moses-Ramses relationship, not the Biblical tale.“What’s interesting to me about Moses isn’t the big stuff that everybody knows. It’s things like his relationship with Ramses [II, the pharaoh]. I honestly wasn’t paying attention in school when I was told the story of Moses. Some of the details of his life are extraordinary,” Scott said in 2012 to Esquire magazine during the lead-up to production.

Directed by Scott and starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul and Sigourney Weaver, Exodus: Gods And Kings will open in theaters on December 12, 2014.

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  1. jg says:

    yeah that’s right let an atheist make a biblical movie that’s the stupidest idea I hope this movie bombs

  2. Kinectamaniac says:

    Brandon Jones, you are a real jerk. That movie info is a big spoiler that would have caught many people by surprise. Thanks a lot for posting that spoiler.

    Idiot.

  3. LA says:

    Don’t be surprised if this thing tanks. An Exodus movie that tries to ignore the Bible? I have no opinion on a kid’s voice for God, though I think Mike Rowe or Morgan Freeman would be better choices. (Personally, I think the director is just trying o emasculate a deity…) Anyway, if he wants to avoid a biblical story, why even include God? Why even do a movie about a Bible story? Is he just trying to cash in on Christians with incomes? Hey, no problem with a guy trying to make money, but save your social statements for your blog. Yes, people want Bible stories. They make big money at the box office, but only when they affirm what so many believe. Remember, you have to tell a story that people want to hear, and I don’t foresee very many of them wanting to hear his version of this one.

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