In recent years there have been quite a few films about Roman and Greek mythology, but up until now the film world has generally steered clear of ancient Egyptian gods. However Alex Proyas (I Robot, Dark City) wants to change that, as he’s been working on Gods Of Egypt and now he’s pulling his cast together.
The film is based on the mythological God of the Desert, Storms and Foreigners, Set (Butler), who kills his own brother, Osiris. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will be Osiris’ son, Horus, the God of the Sky, who teams up with a common thief and the Goddess of Love, Hathor, to get revenge for his father’s murder. Rush is set to play Ra, the sun god, who may also be in Set’s murderous sights.
Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold, Flash Gordon) are on scripting duty. It’s not clear when it might shoot.