GERARD TO PLAY GOD!
For those of you who are fans of the charming Gerard Butler and his epic film 300,
upcoming action film Gods Of Egypt promises to up the bar a few notches with its
sheer scale and breathtaking visual effects. Gerard will once again be seen
wielding the sword and donning the cape as he brings to life the “God of
The story is about Set (Gerard) and the powerful Lord of Air Horus (Nikolaj Coster-
Waldau) who are at war with each other. The film further transports the
audiences into the exotic world of Egyptian mythology ─ Gargantuan monsters,
giant serpents and a spectacular battle of the gods leaves the survival of mankind
hanging in the balance.
Gerard Butler further elaborated saying, “Set is so incredibly dangerous, he is so
incredibly angry and yet he is composed. He’s a weapon personified and it’s not
always in his power and yet he has incredible power.”
Commenting on the same, Ajit Andhare – COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures said,
“We are delighted to collaborate with Lionsgate on Gods of Egypt. With this
association, we have expanded our English film slate to cater to the growing
Hollywood market in India. This is the movie to watch for all the big canvas film
GODS OF EGYPT
If we scan through the pages of South India literatures on religion, we cannot miss the mention
of Devas and Asuras both of whom are at loggerheads most of the time! For that matter, when
the existence of God with good characteristic features is established, so is the existence of the
counterpart with not so good characteristic features! If God is interpreted of being Saintly, the
counterpart is being featured as a Devil.
Same is the case in Egypt with respect to the formulation and execution of the culture and
tradition which bear a similar flavor! A case in point is this flick wielded by Alex Proyas, the
maker of films like ‘I Robot’ (2004), ‘Knowing’ (2009) etc. Well known composer, Marco
Bettrami who has collaborated with Alex in both the above mentioned films, has scored the
music for this flick too made at a budget of $ 140 million dollars!
Set (Gerald Butler), hailed as the God of Darkness takes control over Egypt with the evil-agenda
of imposing dictatorial rule in order to assert and affirm His power which eventually causes
conflict and chaos. The people are subject to oppression and are suppressed while their basic
rights are even denied! Bek (Brenton Thwaites) who is hailed as being immortal purely on the
merit of his strength and quest to right the wrongs seeks the patronage of God Horus (Nikolaj
Coster) with the objective of overthrowing Set and also to rescue his love!
CREDITS –Cinematography: Peter Menzies Junior Edited by: Richard Learoyd
Tailpiece- The Gods are about 9 feet tall and during fierce battles, they appear 12 feet tall!
(Viswaroopam!). Technology-wise, it is the reverse process of what was done for the character
of Hobbit in The Lord of the Rings series of films which projected as Dwarfs! The film is releasing
in Tamil and Telugu too with the same title.