Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
The First Full-Length Trailer For Black Mass Arrives
Johnny Depp is Boston gangster Whitey Bulger
First Teaser Trailer For Beasts Of No Nation
Idris Elba stars in the dark Netflix film
Matthew Modine Heads 47 Meters Down
He's part of the cast for the underwater thriller
New Promo For We Are Your Friends Drops
Zac Efron wants you to party all the time
Empire's Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice Issue Is Here!
On shelves, iPads and Android tablets...
Tom Cruise Already Planning The Next Mission: Impossible
''We’ll probably start shooting it next summer...''
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
A 'gigantic bold idea', but a long way off yet
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
03 June 2015
Disney Turning A Fantasia Sequence Into A Live-Action Adventure
The Mouse House is spending a Night On Bald Mountain
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Dracula Untold (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Knowing (2009)
Empire Star Rating
I, Robot
Empire Star Rating
Dark City
Empire Star Rating
The Crow
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Alex Proyas Worships Gods Of Egypt
It's mortals vs ancients again...

18 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Alex Proyas Worships Gods Of Egypt

Though he had to shut down work on the pricey, ambitious adaptation of Paradise Lost, and has since switched tracks to the more manageable Robert Heinlein adaptation The Unpleasant Profession Of Jonathan Hoag, director Alex Proyas is still intrigued by ancient forces and godlike beings, entering negotiations to make Gods Of Egypt for Summit.

Little is known about the movie at this early stage, save that Dracula: Year Zero writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have penned a script that sees a mortal thief, a god and a goddess uniting to fight an evil force that rises in ancient Egypt. Proyas will apparently develop the screenplay further alongside the writers.

Wrath Of The Titans producer Basil Iwanyk (clearly another fan of legendary adventures) will oversee the movie, but there’s no schedule in place for production yet, with Iwanyk currently busy on The Seventh Son, with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. Especially since Proyas will be focusing on Hoag first. He’s also down to shoot a segment of shorts anthology Sydney Unplugged and has other projects sitting in limbo, including Amped and his script for The Tripods, which we’re still hoping gets made one day. So don't hold your breath for this one, but let's all keep an eye out. Greek gods have been done to death; it might be Egypt's turn.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Dictator Premiere Hits London
Admiral General Aladeen subjugates UK
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

Could be interesting!
I quite enjoyed the likes of The Immortals and Wrath of the Titans, although they are certainly not oscar contenders I found myself nicely entertained so an Alex Proyas take on could be interesting as I quite like most of his work. More

Posted by dannyfletch at 17:29 on 18 May 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)