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All scores were composed and conducted by Marco Beltrami, with additional music by Brandon Roberts and additional conducting by Mark Graham.43 In June 2015, Rob Moore, the vice chairman of Paramount, explained that this version is not so much a remake of the 1959 film, but a new interpretation of the Lew Wallace novel on which both are based.A teenage Jewish zealot whose family has been murdered by the Romans and is desperate to fight for his people's freedom, and is later crucified beside Jesus.Messala reunites with Ben-Hur and attempts to convince his adoptive brother to serve as an informant."Ben-Hur and 15 other notorious August flops".9 10 11 Huston said he felt "incredibly honored to be stepping into Charlton Heston 's sandals." 12 Heston's daughter-in-law is a friend of Huston's family, and he met Charlton a few times before he died.
After Messala rips the wheels of a chariot, the driver is dragged behind the horses.4 Bekmambetov was aware of the comparisons being made with the earlier classical adapted films, and hence felt the need to make the film very different from the others."Ben-Hur: How Will The Remake Measure Up?".Retrieved "Hollywood on the Tiber 2: The return of Cinecittà".1 openings in certain markets like Mexico, the Philippines, India, Peru, Russia, France, and Bulgaria.