First ‘Gods of Egypt’ Trailer: Alex Proyas Aims for Spectacle with CG Action

The first trailer has dropped for Gods of Egypt, the upcoming action-adventure from director Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow, I Robot).

Gods of Egypt imagines Egypt’s early days through the lens of mythology, as Set (Gerard Butler) plunges Egypt into chaos when he takes the eyes of Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and takes the throne. Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a mortal human, heads on an journey to save the world and rescue his gal.

This special effects-driven fantasy looks to offer some entertainment for those who enjoyed 300 or Immortals. There’s a decent cast and the tone is more or less fun, but we’re not too sure there’s enough here to help it rise above silly and forgettable popcorn fare. We’ll see.

Penned by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, the scribes behind Dracula Untold and The Last Witch Hunter.

Gods of Egypt, also starring Courtney Eaton, Elodie Yung, Chadwick Boseman and Geoffrey Rush, hits Australia on February 25 and the U.S. on February 26.

Scroll down to check out five character posters.

Synopsis for Gods of Egypt:

In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.

GODS OF EGYPT - poster - Set

GODS OF EGYPT - poster - Horace

GODS OF EGYPT - poster - Bek

GODS OF EGYPT - poster - Thoth

GODS OF EGYPT - poster - Hathor

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