Gerard Butler May Join Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Epic 'Gods of Egypt'
After taking a stand as a Spartan in 300, actor Gerard Butler (fresh off this year's Olympus Has Fallen) is looking to get back into epic action in another ancient time period. THR reports the Scottish star is currently in talks to join "Game of Thrones" and Mama star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in God of Egypt, a new fantasy from Lionsgate. We heard about this project last year, and Dark City director Alex Proyas will still be at the helm of the film with a screenplay from Dracula: Year Zero (now titled Dracula Untold) writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The film is expected to begin shooting early in 2014 in Australia.
The story takes place after one ruling god named Set (Butler) kills another god named Osiris. The murdered deity's son Horus (Coster-Waldau) attempts to get revenge, but fails, resulting in his eyes being plucked out of his skull. After these tragic events, a young human thief in love with a slave takes it upon himself to help defeat the mad god. Sounds like there's some flares of Clash of the Titans here with a lowly character taking on the larger than life gods, but we hope the film itself turns out to be better than the remake and/or the equally abysmal sequel Wrath of the Titans.