Relativity Media has released a group of five new character posters for director Tarsem Singh‘s upcoming Greek mythology epic, Immortals (previously known as War of Gods).
In the posters we see Henry Cavill (the new Superman and star of The Tudors) as the main character, Theseus, Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans, The Three Musketeers) as Zeus, Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga, A Nightmare on Elm Street) as Poseidon, Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Daybreakers) as Athena, and Daniel Sharman as Ares.
The movie follows Theseus, who’s chosen by Zeus to protect the homelands from the threat of the titans and save the gods with the help of a priestess (Freida Pinto) and slave (Stephen Dorff).
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We’ve covered all of the Greek mythology epics that have been in the process of being made over the past couple of years quite a bit. Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans came and went — to some pretty heavy negativity, no less — and now we wait patiently for Tarsem Singh‘s Immortals, which if you hadn’t heard, was formerly known as War of Gods.
The first set of images from Immortals have found their way to the internet by way of Rogue Pictures, and they’re good enough to make the November 11, 2011 release date sound just a little too far away.
It was a little strange when we were informed that two movies based on Greek mythology were coming — one an adaptation of popular video game God of War; the other being Tarsem Singh‘s War of Gods — with such similar titles. Though the Brett Ratner-directed God of War has since been put to sleep for now, it looks as if they don’t want to take the risk on title confusions among movie-goers.
In a press release put out by Relativity Media, it was announced that War of Gods will now officially be called Immortals. The new title doesn’t sound quite as epic (more like a Highlander sequel), but is effective enough for what they need it to be. Another possible title was Dawn of War.
It was November of 2008 when we started learning of castings for some of the many Greek mythology projects that were being developed. Two of these projects were Brett Ratner’s adaptation of popular video game God of War; the other was director Tarsem Singh‘s War of Gods (which is also apparently called Dawn of War, too).
Since that time, the Ratner God of War project crumbled and died, and we haven’t really heard much from War of Gods until today; it’s being reported that Freida Pinto has been cast as the female lead in the movie. Pinto recently burst onto the scene as Latika, the inspirational love interest in Best Picture-winning Danny Boyle film, Slumdog Millionaire. The actress joins Henry Cavill (The Tudors), who has long been attached to the lead role of Theseus.