Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Go Go Gods

Finally, an update on Tarsem Singh's next flick, the Clash-of-the-Titans-esque War of the Gods, set to star pretty pretty man Henry Cavill. Via Slash:

"Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has signed on to star in Tarsem Singh’s War of the Gods, a new Greek mythology epic which will be filmed in a like 300.

Relativity Media paid mid-six against seven figures for the script by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides. Sleeper Code/Machine Gun Preacher scribe Jason Keller penned the most recent draft of the script. The official logline follows: ‘

“A purported bastard who retains an allegiance to his mother despite the fact that he longs to join the quest of a king who is battling demons in ancient Greece later embarks on a grail of discovery that has him finding he is the king’s son and also fated to become his country’s greatest hero as he leads the successful war against long-imprisoned Titans who are hoping to use the demons to restore their power.”

According to Variety, Pinto will portray Phaedra, an oracle priestess who must join Theseus (played by Henry Cavill) on his quest to prevent the cataclysmic war from erupting. Warner Bros had toyed around with the idea of buying the Gods script for their remake of Clash of the Titans. Obviously, Clash was the first to go into production, and will hit theaters on April 2nd 2010. The same week production will begin on War of Gods. Universal Pictures will release the film.

Singh told Empire:

“It’s turning into, basically, Caravaggio meets Fight Club,” he said. “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.”

Earlier this month, The Montreal Gazette claimed that pre-production was put on hold while producers considered the possibility of shooting the movie in 3D in the wake of Avatar’s amazing success. But there is mo mention of 3D in the Hollywood Trades. It has also been rumored that the studio had changed the title of the movie to “Dawn of War“.

Well let's hope that besides being filmed like 300 it's also costumed like 300. Henry Cavill, man. Man. And I'm guessing this movie's why he's grown his hair out lately...

Uh... eek. Uh, I hope they figure out what's
going on there and make it work. Cuz, eek.

Separately, how great is it that Tarsem sells the film as the meeting between a David Fincher film and a Derek fucking Jarman film? Crazy brilliant fellow.

1 comment:

Hugh Man said...

Love how that plot reads. I think i wrote that when I was 8 years old. Oh Henry!