Tarsem Singh will be returning as director five years on from his film, The Fall, and after largely financing that film himself, the $115m. budget for Immortals is a substantial increase, and so far, it looks like the money has been put to great use.
Immortals has got a great cast with a mix of rising stars and established talent, including Henry Cavill (The Tudors, the upcoming Man of Steel), Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans, and the upcoming The Three Musketeers and The Hobbit), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), John Hurt (Alien, V For Vendetta), and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2). And it will give us a chance to see what Cavill is like in a big-budget feature role as Immortals’ protagonist, ahead of his role as Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. By the looks of things, he’s definitely an actor on the rise, and deservedly so.
The film will see Cavill’s character, Theseus, pitted against King Hyperion (Rourke), who is taking his legions and destroying all of Greece in search of the lost Bow of Epirus, with which Hyperion seeks to overthrow the gods. It is Theseus to whom the task falls, chosen by the gods, to save Greece and the world from such a fate. As Pinto’s oracle character says to Theseus in this new trailer,
“I cannot change the future. You can.”
In this new trailer, we get to see Isabel Lucas in action as Athena, goddess of warfare, wisdom, justice, and skill, and her slow-motion takedown of two enemies, with their comrades’ bodies strewn across the floor around her, looks pretty immense. Lucas could well be another star to keep an eye on, having had a small but sizeable role in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen two years ago, and also starring in the upcoming Red Dawn remake opposite Chris Hemsworth.
Evans is yet another great actor in this film who’s recently been gaining more attention, being cast last week as Bard the Bowman in both parts of The Hobbit (the first official images of which were released a few days ago), and he will be seen in October this year as one of the protagonists in what is set to be an epic take on the story of The Three Musketeers by director Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Death Race). In Immortals, Evans will be playing the role of Zeus, king of the gods, and he looks pretty incredible casting himself down from the sky, and giving strength to Cavill’s Theseus in the trailer’s final scenes.
Without further ado, here is the new trailer: