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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Director Timur Bekmambetov May Reboot Ben-Hur

August 20, 2013  |  5:15pm
<i>Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter</i> Director Timur Bekmambetov May Reboot <i>Ben-Hur</i>

Timur Bekmambetov, director of such films as Night Watch, Wanted and most recently last year’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is in talks to direct a reboot of the Charlton Heston classic Ben-Hur, according to Deadline.

The script, which was written by The Way Back’s Keith Clarke, is based on the novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ,” which tells the story of Judah Ben-Hur before the events of the 1959 film.

While remaking William Wyler’s classic might seem blasphemous, Ben-Hur was actually the first remake ever to win Best Picture at the Oscars, based on the 1925 film Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

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