Gerard Butler plays the God of the desert, storms, disorder, violence and foreigners, better known as Set or Seteshin in ancient Egyptian religion. Set is the cruel god who ushered in an age of darkness after usurping the throne, in director Alex Proyas, Gods of Egypt.
It’s good vs evil in the upcoming Greek mythology film when the young mortal Bek (Brenton Thwaites) enlists the help of another powerful god, Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), they lead a rebellion to overthrow the merciless king.
Yes it kind of sounds like Clash of the Titans meets Cleopatra after viewing the trailer, but Gods of Egypt looks to have the special effects of 300 from Proyas, the guy behind The Crow, Dark City, and Knowing.
The movie looks to be a visual splendor with some of the most colorful and flamboyant scenes yet. Will Gods be a movie masterpiece or mishap?
These days Greek mythological films tend to either be great or disappointing, but with Butler in the lead role we expect the movie to AWESOME!
Gerard is great at playing bad in movies, let us not forget his role as Dracula in Dracula 2000 – yeah we know you’re probably saying what movie?
It was one of his first, but we knew then that Gerald Butler would be a mega-box office star and now he is. He was awesome in 300, so going back to the days of Egypt, when Gods ruled seems to be fitting for him.
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Gods of Egypt synopsis:
Magic, monsters, gods and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the Nile River Valley in this action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero takes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Set’s savage rule, Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against the evil overlord. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen take 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 spectacular final confrontation.
Gods of Egypt opens February 26, 2016.