Immortals is to be Singh’s third time directing, following 2000’s The Cell, and 2006’s The Fall, the latter of which was financed largely out of Singh’s own pocket. Immortals, on the other hand, has a budget of over $100m., and from the looks of the trailer, the money’s been put to immense use and we have a lot to look forward to at the end of the year.
The film sees,
“The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.”
Cavill is most well known for his role as Charles Brandon on the very popular TV show The Tudors, and many will look to his performance in Immortals to see what they can expect from him as Superman in Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated Man of Steel next year. Personally, I can’t wait to see either.
The new image sees him dressed for battle, presumably with his loyal followers behind him, with murderous intent in his eyes. With a spear in one hand, and a shield that’s also holding a sword in the other, I think it’s a safe bet that whoever he’s about to face down is in for a world of trouble. As usual, click to enlarge.