Ben Hur is based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A tale of the Christ, the politician and General Lew Wallace wrote. The well known material was filmed several times: there are versions for example as short film Ben Hur from 1907, as the first long feature film Ben Hur (1925), or as 2010 series Ben Hur.
An adaptation of Ben Hur by William Wyler from the year 1959 with Charlton Heston was a great success and over the years, evolved into the classic sandal movie. For the MGM group was the production of the monumental epic ‘ was a game of chance dar, which finally drive to ruin the film studio or but bankruptcy would save from can. The risk appetite of the producers paid off at that time.
The Director of the Ben-Hur remake, the Kazakhstan-born Timur, had in the run-up to the films night, wanted and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter made a name. In earlier stages of production were Tom as Ben Hur and GAL Gadot as Esther. Was filmed Ben Hur in Italy.