Forgive him, he knows not what he does.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter director Timur Bekmambetov has signed on to direct a remake of the biblical epic, Ben-Hur.
The original starred Charlton Heston as the titular hero whose life and experiences intertwine with those of Jesus Christ, particularly in the build up to Christ's crucifixion in the 1959 movie that earned 11 Oscars, a record not surpassed until Lord Of The Rings: Return of the King in 2003.
It'll be the third time a movie's been based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel, Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ, and is the third high-profile bible-inspired drama in the works, alongside Darren Aronofsky's Noah and Ridley Scott's Moses feature, Exodus.
Despite garnering huge critical praise for his Russian-language vampire thrillers, Night Watch and Day Watch, Bekmambetov seems an unlikely choice for such a straight-laced epic.
Abraham Lincon: Vampire Hunter was a screwball actioner with more style than substance, much like his ridiculous shoot 'em up, Wanted.