Washington, April 26 ANI | 3 months ago

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are set to produce a new version of the historical epic 'Ben-Hur.'


Paramount Pictures and MGM announced on Friday that they would be co-producing 'Ben-Hur' with Burnett and Downey, who also made the miniseries 'The Bible,' CBS News reported.

Lewis Wallace's 1880 novel has been previously adapted many times, most notably the 1959 film starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins and Hugh Griffith.

Burnett and Downey previously also produced the recently released film 'Son of God,' which used the footage from 'The Bible.'

(Posted on 26-04-2014)