I know what everyone is thinking…how did director Alex Proyas not learn from Ridley Scott’s “White-washed” 2014 film “Exodus: Gods and Kings”? Maybe Proyas is just mad about a certain classic of his not being left alone, being picked away by Hollywood vultures.
Right, sorry about that Mr. Lee. Anyway, as “The Crow” gets the remake treatment, Proyas has found himself directing the second film in two consecutive years to feature a primarily European cast playing characters that should be Middle Eastern or, you know, Egyptian. Seeing as how actor Charlton Heston got away with “The Ten Commandments” years ago, I’ve basically figured anything is possible. I know that was Heston, one of the greatest actors of all time, but Proyas has been known to be very good with cult concepts. 1994’s “The Crow” and 1998’s “Dark City” are a couple examples. I mean, no doubt, this will be a hard seller.
The synopsis for “Gods of Egypt” is as follows:
The Egyptian god of darkness Set (Played by Gerard Butler) takes over the throne of the Egyptian empire. A mortal hero, Bek (Played by Brenton Thwaites), allies with the Egyptian god Horus (Played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in a mission to save the world and to rescue his love.
We’ll see I suppose. I won’t plague you with puns anymore…it’s the trailers job to plague you now:
“Gods of Egypt” co-stars Elodie Yung, Chadwick Boseman, and Courtney Eaton. It set to be released in theaters February 26th, 2016.