Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Immortals Movie in 2011

Immortals is an upcoming action fantasy movie directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavil, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke. The film was previously titled War of the Gods. The movie Immortals will be released on November 11, 2011.

The story revolves around the mythological hero Theseus:

"Immortals follows the mythological tale of the young warrior Theseus, who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat evil and the powerful elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind. Tarsem Singh directs the film that began shooting in Montreal this week."

Immortals can boast an interesting ensemble cast:

- Henry Cavill as Theseus: Founder and King of Athens
- Freida Pinto as Phaedra: An oracle who joins Theseus on his quest
- Mickey Rourke as King Hyperion
- Kellan Lutz as Poseidon
- Luke Evans as Zeus
- Isabel Lucas as Athena
- Stephen Dorff as Stravos
- John Hurt as Older Zeus
- Robert Mailet as Minotaur
- Corey Sevier as Apollo
- Alan Van Sprang as Draco
- Mercedes Leggett as High Priestess
- Steve Byers as Heracles
- Romano Orzari as Icarus
- Neil Napier as Beast Master

Tarsem Singh does not intend to film Immortals as a traditional fantasy period movie, he has a rather radical new take in mind:

"Basically, Caravaggio meets Fight Club. It’s a really hardcore action film done in Renaissance painting style. I want to see how that goes; it’s turned into something really cool. This guy who I really love, who’s the only one person in it right now, is the brother in The Tudors, Henry Cavill. I’m going for a very contemporary look on top of that so I’m kind of going with, you know, Renaissance time with electricity. So it’s a bit like Baz Luhrman doing Romeo + Juliet in Mexico; it’s just talking a particular Greek tale and half contemporising it and telling it."
Director Tarsem Singh

I guess the movie Immortals will be quite entertaining, even if it probably won't be edifying...