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300 "Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight, we dine... in the Sinai desert. On unleavened bread."

Doesn't quite have that '300' ring to it, but 20th Century Fox will surely work out the kinks when it applies the '300' treatment to the story of Moses. Variety reports that the studio has acquired a pitch for a green-screen epic that will retell the story of the exodus from Egypt in the graphic-novel style popularized by the 2007 blockbuster swords-and-sandals epic. 300 "Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight, we dine... in the Sinai desert. On unleavened bread."

Doesn't quite have that '300' ring to it, but 20th Century Fox will surely work out the kinks when it applies the '300' treatment to the story of Moses. Variety reports that the studio has acquired a pitch for a green-screen epic that will retell the story of the exodus from Egypt in the graphic-novel style popularized by the 2007 blockbuster swords-and-sandals epic.

The screenwriters are Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, who've already adapted Herman Melville's 'Moby-Dick' in the style of '300.' That 2010 project, which promised a Captain Ahab who would "be depicted more as a charismatic leader than a brooding obsessive" and which Cooper has described as "an opportunity to take a timeless classic and capitalize on the advances in visual effects to tell what at its core is an action-adventure revenge story," is to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov ('Wanted').

The scribes who turned Ahab from a bitter, scarred, peg-legged old man into an action hero may be ready to take similar liberties with the Biblical text of the Book of Exodus. According to Variety, their Moses saga will include will feature the tale's usual special-effects showstoppers (plagues, parting of the Red Sea), but "will also include new elements of Moses' life that the writers culled from Rabbinical Midrash and other historical sources."

Let's just say we won't be surprised if Moses shows off abs and pecs even more ripped than Charlton Heston's. Or if he kicks Pharaoh's messenger down a well while bellowing, "THIS... IS... MATZAH!"

--By Gary Susman