Gods Of Egypt certainly isn’t a movie that will satisfy those who accuse Hollywood of white-washing everything, as despite being about Egyptian gods, there are an awful lot of pale-looking people in the movie, as evidenced by a set of new posters, with only Chadwick Boseman representing those whose ancestors probably were in Africa several thousand years ago (although probably in a different part of the continent).
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Magic, monsters, gods and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the Nile River Valley in this action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero takes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Set’s savage rule, Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against the evil overlord. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen take 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 spectacular final confrontation.’
Alex Proyas directs the movie, which from the evidence of these posters looks a bit mental. It’s due out in February, so expect a trailer very soon.
Take a look below at the posters which feature Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, and Brenton Thwaites.