While the upcoming film Gods of Egypt isn’t promising to be anywhere close to Egyptian mythology, it does promise some eye candy. Game of Thrones‘s Nikolaj Coster-Waldu is set to play the god Horus in a battle against Set, played by Gerard Butler. The film is directed by Alexander Proyas, known for his work on The Crow and Dark City.
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 comes to theaters February 26, 2016.