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Take a break and watch the trailer for the Ben Hur remake

Yes, a Ben Hur remake.

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IN 2016, EVERYTHING is being remade.

Now, even one of the greatest films ever released is getting the Hollywood remake treatment.

Jack Huston stars in Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of Ben Hur, the story of a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army.

After years at sea, he returns to fight his brother and take him on in a chariot race.

Expect swords, sandals and… Morgan Freeman?

The reaction so far has been mixed. What do you think?

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