It’s bit weird when a studio and director are already apologizing for a movie months before its release, but that’s the position Lionsgate and Alex Proyas are in with “Gods Of Egypt.” The upcoming, CGI soaked mythology flick has drawn controversy for its less-than-diverse cast, but everyone involved is hoping you’ll forgive them for their mistakes and go see the movie anyway, and a new trailer has arrived.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush star in the movie which finds ancient gods getting ready to rumble. Here’s the official synopsis:
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” opens on February 26, 2016. Watch below.