The more I see of Tarsem Singh’s Immortals, the more I cannot wait to see it! The film is produced by the same team behind 300, and even though their influence can be seen, Singh’s visual flare is stamped all over this. In case you weren’t aware, Tarsem Singh directed the rather excellent The Fall and the nightmarish The Cell, and if you have seen either of those two movies, you will know of Singh’s impeccable attention to detail and perfect visual skills.
For this guy to make an epic Greek film is just too good to miss. This new trailer has a lot more action and shows even more of Singh’s astonishing designs and visual effects and, I hope you agree, this looks out of this world. Immortals is also filmed in 3D and if anyone can get the most out of the tiring formula and breath some new life into it, then it is Singh who could do it. Immortals will be one of the few movies this year which I will insist on watching in 3D. The film has also drawn some big names, with Mickey Rourke playing the villainous King Hyperion and Henry Cavill playing the hero Theseus. Luke Evans will be playing Zeus, John Hurt will play ‘old’ Zeus and Stephen Dorff will play Stavros. Here are the full plot details:
Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king’s hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man’s conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion…until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes…
By Matt Wavish