The latest trailer for Gerard Butler’s Gods of Egypt drops during the Super Bowl – and it promises plenty of war, gods and, erm, Egypt. Scroll down for all the details.
It seems Lionsgate have got butter fingers, dropping their “game day” spot for the upcoming fantasy epic Gods of Egypt a full day before the big game – no doubt trying to whip up some well-needed hype for the movie.
While there isn’t much new footage or unseen clips in the new 60 second spot, the promo basically feels like a honed and edited version of the trailers we’ve seen in the past, but with more of a focus on the overly stylised action sequences that appear to be the main selling point of the movie. One major change from what we’ve been shown so far is a greater emphasis on the various god characters, who are seen transforming into super shiny “battle beast” armour that allows them to grow and gives them fancy new abilities.
Director Alex Proyas has always had a way with visual movies – he is the man behind the grossly under-appreciated The Crow. However, what we’ve seen so far hasn’t exactly set the world alight. The CGI looks lacklustre considering the movie is being released in 2016 and the film has found itself in the middle of a diversity row – white actors playing North African Gods? Hashtag Egypt so white anyone?
Inspired by Ancient Egyptian mythology, Gods of Egypt sees the Sky God Horus (Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) attempt to take back his stolen crystal eyes and prevent the War God Set (Gerard Butler) from taking over Egypt and enslaving those who live there. The movie also stars Geoffrey Rush, Chadwick Boseman and Elodie Yung.
Gods of Egypt hits cinemas. on February 26, 2016.
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Source: Screen Rant