Tarsem Reveals Interesting War of the Gods Plot Details

January 23, 2009
Source: Empire


Filmmaker Tarsem Singh revealed to Empire yesterday some exciting, intriguing, and altogether very slick details about his next film War of the Gods. Last year we covered the initial news about Tarsem and War of the Gods, but the specifics were still very sparse about the plot, which deals with "battles waged by Theseus, a warrior from Greek mythology, who leads a fight against the imprisoned Titans… Gods fight alongside mortals." However, Tarsem has become a bit more loose-lipped about the direction of the project, especially its visual style, which, honestly, is all the really matters when Tarsem is involved.

Tarsem had this to say: "It's turning into, basically, Caravaggio meets Fight Club. It's a really hardcore action film done in Renaissance painting style. I'm going for a very contemporary look on top of that so I'm kind of going with, you know, Renaissance time with electricity… a bit like Baz Luhrmann doing Romeo + Juliet in Mexico; it's just taking a particular Greek tale and half [make it contemporary] and telling it."

Tarsem also said he's very interested in Henry Cavill (from Stardust and "The Tudors") as a possible character for the film. And coming off his visually miraculous film The Fall, it sounds like War of the Gods will further cement him as a visual master. Even though Tarsem is a gifted visual stylist, the stories within his films do leave a lot to be desired. Will War of the Gods finally pair a great story from Greek mythology with a stunning presentation? Will Tarsem find more of a mass audience and studio support? Is this something you're excited to see? Regardless, this is going to be a must-see, no matter if it's on mute or not.

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  • Fuelbot
    At least it'll look amazing.
  • ?????
    intriguing indeed
  • swisschez
    i hope he can flesh out the story more. as amazing as The Fall was, there was something that was missing. all in all, it was still the most beautiful & visual stunning film ive seen to date.
  • Alfredo
    If he is indeed able to weave an epic and entirely intriguing tale, then it will definitely turn into his masterpiece. We all know it's gonna be visually stunning. Let's just hope for something that takes it further.
  • Scott McHenry
    I can't wait to see it
  • Dan W
    I disagree that the fall had something missing. I thought the plot was great. All of the characters acted perfectly and made the roles so real that it really was amazing. The story telling was also perfect and beautiful. I am very excited to experience what Tarsem will put out next.
  • fanboy d
    i really liked the fall, i'm surprised there aren't incredible screenwriters stalking him to get their script made into visual feasts!
  • I felt The Fall was not shallow at all, more like whimsical. I like a lot, obviously. This will be one to keep an eye on without a doubt.
  • RStewie
    I haven't seen The Fall yet, but I'm hoping to soon. I really hope this wonderful visualist breaks onto the scene sometime soon, his work looks incredible and I just hope he pairs it this time with a truly interesting and appealing story! I'm sure, once he makes it into the larger marketplace, he'll be swamped with work, as people with visionary stories seek him out to make them.




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