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Ridley Scott to shoot Moses movie in Spain

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Scott with his wife, Costa Rican actress Giannina Facio. Photo: Abdelhak Senna / AFP
12:28 CEST+02:00
British Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott was in the Canary Islands this week scouting for locations for his new Hollywood blockbuster Exodus.

Scott, 75, visited the coastal towns of El Cotillo and Corralejo on the island of Fuerteventura on Tuesday in the hope of finding suitable locations for his new biblical blockbuster about the life of Moses.

“The film’s shooting will last around 19 weeks of which three to four weeks will be in the Canary Islands,” the highly acclaimed director told online newspaper Canarias 7.

Scott was in Andalusia last month with the film’s producer and location manager, although news of his visit has just come out due to a confidentiality agreement signed with the Andalucía Film Commission.

The team overflew numerous spots along the Guadalquivir River by helicopter, as well as visiting the Andalusian cities of Seville and Almeria.

Scott, from South Shields in northern England, already filmed Kingdom of Heaven and 1492: Conquest of Paradise in Seville, Córdoba and Granada.

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As for his upcoming film Exodus, Scott has said it will be released in 2014 and although no major star has been confirmed yet for the leading role of Moses, there are rumours that it will be English actor Christian Bale playing the religious figure.

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