I really can’t wait to see Tarsem Singh’s Greek epic Immortals. As if I couldn’t get more excited a third and even more amazing trailer has just landed and as an added bonus, has John Hurt explaining things in a rather impressive voiceover. If you are not sure who Tarsem Singh is, he is the visionary director of The Cell and The Fall and with Immortals he has finally been given a budget to make full use of his unique filming style, the guys a genius when it comes to visuals.The epic film is also being filmed in 3D, and if anyone can make full use of the gimmick and actually make something truly special out of it, then Singh is your man! I just hope he can hold down the story well and not make things too gung-ho and cheesy. My only gripe with the trailer is the speech “fight for your right” stuff, speeches are meant to rouse up the fighters but I am getting sick of them in films, but then, sometimes they do actually work and hopefully Immortals will be one of those occasions.
With Henry Cavill playing the lead character Theseus and Mickey Rourke playing the evil King Hyperion, they are supported in the film by a wealth of talent including John Hurt, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Stephen Dorff, Kellan Lutz and Isabel Lucas. I have been following this story for months, and to catch up with all the previous goodness including a few trailers and images, click here
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. Rallying a band of fellow outsiders-including visionary priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and cunning slave Stavros (Stephen Dorff)-one hero will lead the uprising, or watch his homeland fall into ruin and his Gods vanish into legend.
By Matt Wavish