My second was- "Oh, they're going to be closer to the book...might not be too bad..."
My third, after reading the following quote was "Did you miss the whole point of the book?????"
New version will also downplay the religious aspects of the source material.
“We want to look at the spirituality within the piece rather than directly
relating it to a specific religion,” Wyler said. “It’s a very complex story.
It’s been 50 years since my father’s version, and we think we can bring
something new and contemporary to it in the same way that ‘Gladiator’ did for
Note to Mr. Wyler. Do some research on Lew Wallace. Find out what his purpose was in writing this story. Then do some heavy analyzing with the help of some qualified professors and theologians and figure out exactly what the messages of this story ARE!
Sorry. I doubt there will be many Heston fans tuning into this one.