Friday, 28 February 2014

Elodie Yung joins Gods Of Egypt

When Alex Proyas' (Knowing) Paradise Lost project fell through, he turned his attention to a different kind of mythology altogether, and his Gods Of Egypt have been assembling at Summit Entertainment ever since. While Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Courtney Eaton and Chadwick Boseman have already been cast, they're now joined by Elodie Yung (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo).

Set in Ancient Egypt, the film sees Butler playing Set, god of the desert, storms, disorder and foreigners in the Egyptian pantheon. After killing and mutilating his own brother Osiris (god of the afterlife, yet to be cast), as part of his master plan to murder their father Ra (the sun god, played by Rush), he faces the wrath of his nephew Horus (god of vengeance, played by Coster-Waldau). Needless to say it's never a good idea to anger a god of vengeance.

Yung will be playing Hathor, the goddess of love, beauty, motherhood, foreign lands, mining, music and cows (although it's possible not all of those aspects will be relevant). Hathor sides with Horus, working against Set's dastardly schemes. Boseman is playing Thoth, the god of wisdom, with Thwaites and Eaton as Bek and Zaya: two humans caught up in the celestial conflict.

Gods Of Egypt is currently in pre-production, gearing up for its shoot in Sydney, Australia. Proyas wrote the script with Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and is aiming to have the film ready for release on 12 February 2016.

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