director Ridley Scott is shooting his next production, Exodus, on
the Canarian island of Fuerteventura.
crew of around 400 technicians, most of whom have just flown or
sailed over from Almería with props including 210 decorative
chariots, technical equipment, four mules, nine donkeys, a herd of
goats and 65 horses, are involved in the Biblical epic, says
production firm Volcano Films.
areas around the villages of Cofete and Punta de Jandía, the ravines
known as Los Canarios and Buen Paso, and the rural parts around
Tebeto and El Cotillo in the north of the island will become Ancient
Egypt for several months.
and Punta de Jandía in the south of Fuerteventura will become the
Sinai peninsula to film the persecution of Moses by the Egyptian
crossing of the parted Red Sea will be filmed on the El Risco del
has spent the last two months helping to prepare the scene, with
wooden huts for houses, and source 350 extras including men, women
and children – and once the male extras have been confirmed, they
will need time to grow a full beard.
action has been hotting up in the last week with wardrobe and make-up
rehearsals, and Ridley Scott himself arriving on Friday with some of
the cast – the final line-up of whom will include Christian Bale as
Moses, Joel Edgerton as the Pharaoh Rameses, Aaron Paul, Ben
Kingsley, Alien star
Sigourney Weaver, the Spanish actress María Valverde, and several
of the 20th
Century Fox mega-production will continue until the middle of
January, and the première is set for December 2014.
is the second time in a year Ridley Scott has shot his works on
location in Spain.
autumn, a sumptuous villa owned by a Swiss family on the urbanisation
Monte Pego, near Pego (Alicante province) was used for various scenes
in The Counselor,
which will hit the big screen in Spain later this week and stars
Penélope Cruz, Cameron Díaz, Brad Pitt and others.