Release Date : 26 February, 2016 | Duration : 127 Min
Director : Alex Proyas
Gods of Egypt is an upcoming American fantasy film featuring ancient Egyptian deities. The film is directed by Alex Proyas and stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Rufus Sewell, Gerard Butler, and Geoffrey Rush. Butler plays the god of darkness Set who takes over the Egyptian empire, and Thwaites plays the mortal hero Bek who partners with the god Horus, played by Coster-Waldau, to save the world and rescue his love.
Filming took place in Australia under the studio Summit Entertainment. While the film\'s production budget was $140 million, the parent company Lionsgate\'s financial exposure was less than $10 million due to tax incentives and pre-sales. The Australian government provided a tax credit for 46% of the film\'s budget. When Lionsgate began promoting the film in November 2015, it received backlash for its predominantly white cast playing Egyptian characters. In response, Lionsgate and director Alex Proyas apologized for the lack of casting diversity.
Lionsgate plans to release Gods of Egypt in theaters in the United States on February 26, 2016 and in the United Kingdom on April 8, 2016. The film will be released in 2D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D. Box office tracking estimates for the film to gross $15 million on its opening weekend in the United States.
Because the actors and Proyas do fully commit to the fantastical world they're building, Gods of Egypt isn't a movie so terrible as not to be enjoyable. But its weaknesses far outweigh its strengths, and the film never grounds itself in any real stak Read Full Review
The film, pun fully intended, is an ungodly mess. What could have been an adventurous buddy comedy, an old-fashioned, Ben-Hur style epic, or a knowingly deranged B-movie ends up being an early contender for the worst film of the year. Too bad. Those Read Full Review