Tarsem Singh‘s latest The Immortals (Due November 11) follows in the footprints of Clash of the Titans by using the Greek Gods and semi-Gods as its protagonists. And with the posters listing only the producers of 300, they’re also trying to connect with that gigantic hit. For WonderCon, five character posters have been released, featuring future-Superman Henry Cavill as Theseus, Luke Evans as Zeus, Isabel Lucas as Athena, Kellan Lutz as Poseidon and Daniel Sharman as Aries. Check it out…
Tarsem was once one of the hottest video directors until his film The Cell crashed and burned. He resurrected himself with The Fall, and is currently attached to direct one of the Snow White films that’s in production. As this is in post-production at this point, perhaps that’s a good sign that this is working.
Relativity has this for release November 11, which means they want it to be considered a blockbuster, though all the names of the cast are left off the poster, so they’re not fully committed to what they’re selling yet. Perhaps this is just a Con teaser to get the title out there – it’s not like we have a trailer to go on. But the cast is odd, from those in the poster to Mickey Rourke and Freida Pinto. None of these are heavy hitters, but the mythology offers for a solid adventure narrative. Until we see footage, my needle isn’t moving.
Does this look a little too Clash of the Titans for you?