I, Robot and The Crow director Alex Proyas is back, this time creating a big budget sword and sandals film, Gods of Egypt. At first glance, the movie starring Gerald Butler, Chadwick Boseman, Brenton Thwaites, and more, looks like a silly, heavy CGI disaster but it actually seems to have a fun, cheesy tone almost akin to Disney’s John Carter. Check out the first trailer for the film below.
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.
Gods of Egypt hits theaters on February 26, 2016.