In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.
While the trailer looks very similar to Clash of The Titans and isn’t inspiring me to really care about it’s two young leads. It should be noted that director Alex Proyas is known for some really badass films such as cult flicks Dark City and The Crow. It’s cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush, Rufus Sewell, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, and Elodie Yung.
Like with Ridley Scott’s Exodus, there’s a backlash that a majority of the actors portraying Egyptians or gods are white, which is understandable why people would be upset about that.
Gods of Egypt will be released on February 26th, 2016.