There’s a weird spate of ancient epics made in the 300 style, and the box office success of Gods of Egypt will be a telling indicator of its enduring popularity. Starring mostly people you won’t care much for, it tells the story of a mortal hero who goes on an extraordinary quest. You know how it works by now.
Full trailer and synopsis below. Gods of Egypt is in cinemas 2016.
The survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world.
In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful and vengeful 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.