There a lot of upcoming films that will tackle the subject of Greek mythology but none as anticipated as Tarsem Singh’s War of the Gods. It’s currently in production and Relativity Media sent out a press release letting everyone know that they’ve made a few major changes. War of Gods will now be called Immortals and two actors have joined the growing cast including Oscar nominee John Hurt and Transformers star Isabel Lucas.
Immortals will center on a young warrior named Theseus (played by Henry Cavill) who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat the evil and powerful elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind. Mickey Rourke will star as the film’s villain King Hyperion, while Frieda Pinto will play Phaedra, an oracle priestess who aids the young warrior on his quest.
The film will feature plenty of familiar faces in godly roles like Twilight’s Kellen Lutz as Poseidon god of the sea. Hurt has joined the cast as Zeus who acts as a mentor and teacher to the young warrior Theseus and Lucas will play his daughter Athena, who finds her loyalty tested as the war between the gods and Titans looms. Stephen Dorff also costars alongside Luke Evans who played Apollo in Clash of the Titans. Won’t this be a little deja vu for him?
Immortals will be distributed by Universal Pictures and released on November 11, 2011 and yes that does translate to 11/11/11. Isn’t that clever of them?
What do you think of the new name and the new cast for Immortals?