Director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) revealed to Empire some details about his next film “War of the Gods.”
“It’s turning into, basically, Caravaggio meets Fight Club,” he said. “It’s a really hardcore action film done in Renaissance painting style. I want to see how that goes; it’s turned into something really cool. This guy who I really love, who’s the only one person in it right now, is the brother in The Tudors, Henry Cavill. I’m going for a very contemporary look on top of that so I’m kind of going with, you know, Renaissance time with electricity. So it’s a bit like Baz Luhrman doing Romeo + Juliet in Mexico; it’s just talking a particular Greek tale and half contemporising it and telling it.”
“War of Gods” deals with “battles waged by Theseus, a warrior from Greek mythology, who leads a fight against the imprisoned titans… unlike some mythological tales, gods fight alongside mortals.
Producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari previously revealed that the film will be a Greek mythology epic. “It’s a step back from 300,” said Nunnari. “It’s a big war between the gods, the Titans and the humans.”
“A purported bastard who retains an allegiance to his mother despite the fact that he longs to join the quest of a king who is battling demons in ancient Greece later embarks on a grail of discovery that has him finding he is the king’s son and also fated to become his country’s greatest hero as he leads the successful war against long-imprisoned Titans who are hoping to use the demons to restore their power.”
The two writers on the film have already finished the script. It is expected that production will begin during the first quarter of 2009.