Holy Moses! Hollywood appears to have a crush on the Red Sea-parting Biblical hero most famously portrayed on the big screen by Charlton Heston - there are currently two films planned about his life.

Ridley Scott is reportedly keen to cast Batman Christian Bale as Moses for his film Exodus, according to Deadline.com, and Oscar winner Ang Lee has emerged as the front-runner to replace Steven Spielberg as the director of a rival blockbuster, called Gods & Kings.

Bale is in early talks to play Moses, according to Variety.

The Bible is big again in Tinseltown - reality Tv mogul Mark Burnett's mini-series The Bible is a huge hit on the History Channel in America and Darren Aronofsky's new film about Noah is one of the most-anticipated upcoming films.