THR is reporting that Gerard Butler is being eyed for a role in a new fantasy film from Lionsgate titled Gods of Egypt. Already set to star in the film is Games of Thrones‘ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and behind the camera will be Dark City helmer Alex Proyas.
Penned by Dracula Untold scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the story will follow a God named Set (Butler) who kills another God names Osiris. Coster-Waldau will play Osiris’ son Horus, who seeks revenge but doesn’t find much success. Also thrown into the story will be a human thief who “takes it upon himself to help defeat the mad god.”
Sounds a bit hokey and honestly, I’m already imagining another Clash of the Titans type disaster. Then again, I’m a big fan of Proyas and with his talents behind the camera, at the very least, we’ll get some interesting visuals and stylistic choices. Plus, who knows, with Butler and Coster-Waldau starring, there could be some epic battle scenes in store for us.
Gods of Egypt will shoot in Australia early next year so expect more news on this one as we approach its start date.
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