Egypt Bans Exodus Gods And Kings Hollywood film, the head of the censorship board said these included the film’s depiction of Jews as having built the Pyramids, and that an earthquake, not a miracle by Moses, caused the Red Sea to part.
Exodus: Gods and Kings is also believed to have been banned in Morocco, with reports suggesting that officials chose to cancel screenings the day before the movie was due to premiere.
Agence France-Presse has speculated that Morocco does not want to screen the film because it is a largely Muslim country, and Muslims believe that Moses is prophet and hence should not be depicted on the big screen.
Scott angered film fans last month when he addressed the casting controversy over Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Responding to months of criticism over the movie’s apparent lack of ethnic diversity, the Gladiator director brushed off the outrage by insisting that, had white actors not filled most of the key roles, his epic would never have got off the ground
“I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such,” he told Variety.
“I’m just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn’t even come up.”