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WGN America tackles 10 Commandments

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Bible is still hot, at least as a television property.

The WGN America network said Sunday that it has ordered a 10-part series, "Ten Commandments," with a unique twist. Over 10 nights, 10 different filmmakers will take on a single commandment with a modern interpretation of its meaning. Five filmmakers already committed for episodes are Gus Van Zant, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan, Wes Craven and Michael Cera. Bob Weinstein and Bruce Cohen are producers.

WGN America is available in about 75 million American homes, or about two-thirds of the country.

The network is not saying when these films will be ready to air.

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