More on the New Ten Commandments Movie

CBN has posted an informative article on the new Ten Commandments Movie with lots of input from Cindy Bond, the producer of the film. Here are some excerpts from the article.

Promenade Pictures chose the Ten Commandments as their first offering because it is one of the most famous and epic stories in the Bible. It is different from The Prince of Egypt because it tells the whole story from Moses as a baby to when the Hebrews go into the Promised Land.

The Ten Commandments is not dark and heavy; it is a kid-friendly movie and more scripturally accurate and unique. It has big production values. Some of the celebrity voices they have are Christian Slater (Moses), Alfred Molina (Ramses), Elliott Gould (God), and Ben Kingsley (Narrator).

The Moses that is portrayed in The Ten Commandments is an ordinary man – relatable – relevant today. This story shows how God can use you, how He loves you, and how God can set you free from bondages. It’s a story of humility and our humanity, and it’s a pride buster. God talked to Moses because he was the humblest man on earth. The Bible is used as the foundation for the film. Moms love this version of The Ten Commandments. It’s 88 minutes and it moves . . .

Cindy wants to spark interest and introduce Bible stories to the younger generation who may not have heard the stories and renew interest in those who do know the stories. She wants to energize people to pick up the Bible and reread the story – these are true hero journeys . . .

Promenade Pictures is now working on Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning and David and Goliath – 12 movies in all – and wants to make more in The Epic Stories of the Bible series, beyond twelve. Promenade Pictures has put their company in God’s hands and are making high quality, entertaining movies with good seed . . . They are a live action and animation company. Some other movies in the works are “Gideon’s Gift” based on Karen Kingsbury novel and also a movie about Salvation Army founder William Booth.

The company worked really hard under the radar to build a slate of projects. CEO Frank Yablans didn’t want any press releases until they had a good slate of projects. It took them three years to do The Ten Commandments, and they are halfway through production on Noah’s Ark, which is slated to release early 2009 . . .

Cindy was saved when she was seven at a Billy Graham Crusade. She was raised in a Christian home by her grandparents. In college, she majored in business and drama . . .

Cindy says Hollywood is a challenging place to be – it challenges your values because it is very carnal and worldly. There were many times when she was offered projects that went against her values, but she would pass on them. She has loved the Lord since she was a young child and has tried to follow His will in order to make the right choices for her life.

The Ten Commandments opens in theaters this Friday, October 19. I would love to take my kids to see this film and support it. Unfortunately, it is playing in limited release. I called some local theaters here in Massachusetts this afternoon and none of them have it scheduled for Friday. If it is playing in your area and you get to see it, please report back here with your comments!

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