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War of the Gods becomes Immortal – John Hurt and Isabel Lucas join the cast

Posted by LiveFor on April 7, 2010

Clash of the Titans has done rather well at the box office. Despite poor reviews and a bad 3D conversion it topped the charts and made $61.4 million in its opening weekend. I have yet to see it. Therefore, sword and sandal films have got a bit of a kick start.

Tarsem Singh (The Fall) has been casting War of the Gods, which is now going to be called Immortals. Latest casting news, via JoBlo, is that John Hurt and Isabel Lucas are on the team. Hurt is always great and Lucas was the human Decepticon in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

They join Mickey Rourke, Frida Pinto, Stephen Dorff, Kellan Lutz, Henry Cavill, Robert Maillet, Corey Sevier, Alan Van Sprang, Mercedes Leggett, Steve Byers, Romano Ozari and Neil Napier.

The story follows a purported bastard who retains an allegiance to his mother despite the fact that he longs to join the quest of a king who is battling demons in ancient Greece later embarks on a grail of discovery that has him finding he is the king’s son and also fated to become his country’s greatest hero as he leads the successful war against long-imprisoned Titans who are hoping to use the demons to restore their power.

Due for release on 11th November 2011.

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War of Gods – Tarsem Singh gets Dorff

Posted by LiveFor on March 31, 2010

The other film that isn’t Clash of the Titans or Percy Jackson gets another cast member. Stephen Dorff (Blade, Public Enemies) is in talks for Relativity Media’s Greek mythology film War of Gods (or War of the Gods or Dawn of War), directed by Tarsem Singh (The Fall) according to Variety. Dorff will portray Stavros, a master thief who joins Theseus on his quest to help free Greece from the dark threat of the Titans.

Kellan Lutz, Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) also star.

The story centers on the young warrior Theseus (Cavill) who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat evil and the powerful elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind. Mickey Rourke is the big bad King Hyperion, Kellan Lutz (Twilight) will play Poseidon and Frieda Pinto is Phaedra, an oracle priestess who also joins Theseus on his quest.

War of Gods will begin shooting in early April in Montreal with the film due out on 11th November 2011.

Source: MovieWeb

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War of the Gods gets a Slumdog Millionairess

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2010

Clash of the Titans not enough sword and sandals for you? Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto is up for a role in War of the Gods. Directed by Tarsem Singh (The Fall) production is set to start in April according to Variety.

Story follows a young warrior Theseus (Henry Cavill) who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat evil and the powerful elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind. Pinto will play Phaedra, an oracle priestess who must join Theseus on his quest.

It does sound awfully similar to Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans starring Sam Worthington, but the fact Tarsem Singh is directing it means that it should, at the very least, be visually stunning.

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War of the Gods – News on Tarsem’s latest poem to the eye

Posted by LiveFor on January 25, 2009

Filmmaker Tarsem revealed to Empire some details about his next film War of the Gods.

“It’s turning into, basically, Caravaggio meets Fight Club. It’s a really hardcore action film done in Renaissance painting style. I’m going for a very contemporary look on top of that so I’m kind of going with, you know, Renaissance time with electricity… a bit like Baz Luhrmann doing Romeo + Juliet in Mexico; it’s just taking a particular Greek tale and half [make it contemporary] and telling it.”

Tarsem also said he’s very interested in Henry Cavill (Stardust, The Tudors) as a possible character for the film. Tarsem’s previous films The Cell and The Fall have looked amazing, but been a bit empty of a satisfying story (although I hear good things about The Fall). It sounds like War of the Gods will also look stupendous. A while ago the plot was described as this:

“A purported bastard who retains an allegiance to his mother despite the fact that he longs to join the quest of a king who is battling demons in ancient Greece later embarks on a grail of discovery that has him finding he is the king’s son and also fated to become his country’s greatest hero as he leads the successful war against long-imprisoned Titans who are hoping to use the demons to restore their power.”

Does sound interesting doesn’t it. At the very least it will be a feast for the eyes.

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