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Son of God Producers Set to Remake Ben-Hur!

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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, whose Son of God was an unexpected hit during its theatrical run, are teaming up with Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to produce a remake of the classic film, Ben-Hur.

The film will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Nightwatch, Wanted) from a script by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) for release on February 26th, 2016. For more details, check out the price list after the jump.

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NBC Greenlights 12-Hour The Bible Sequel Miniseries A.D.!

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NBC has greenlit A.D., a twelve-hour miniseries to follow up History’s cable hit, The Bible. A.D. will be produced by LightWorkers Media with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey – the creators behind The Bible miniseries.

A.D.’s first episode will show the final moments of the Cruifixtion and carry on from there. The miniseries will likely air in spring 2015. Check out the press release, following the jump, for further details.

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The Bible Team Sells Masada Miniseries The Dovekeepers To CBS!

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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are moving their act from cable to broadcast. The producers of cable hit The Bible have sold a four-hour miniseries based on Alice Hoffman’s The Dovekeepers to CBS. The miniseries will follow four women whose lives intersect in 70 C.E. during the siege at Masada – in which 900 Jews held out for months against the might of the Roman legions.

The Dovekeepers is planned for a 2015 debut. For more, follow the jump to the press release.

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3… 2… 1… Ignition! NBC Picks Up Space Race Reality Competition Series!

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NBC has picked up a reality competition series in which everyday people have a chance to win a trip into space. Space Race will be created and produced by Mark Burnett’s One Three Media in cooperation with NBC and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline.

Check out the press release after the jump.

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NBC Scores Mark Burnett’s Follow-Up to The Bible!

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Mark Burnett’s miniseries The Bible scored terrific ratings, beating network shows and consolidating History as a player. Burnett, who has previously worked with NBC (The voice, Celebrity Apprentice), is now bringing his follow-up miniseries, A.D.: Beyond The Bible, to the network.

AD..: Beyond The Bible will begin in the dark days following’ Jesus’ betrayal and death and tell the story of the beginning if Christianity. Follow the jump to read the official press release.

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