First Epic Trailer for Alex Proyas' Fantastical 'Gods of Egypt' Movie

November 17, 2015
Source: Apple

Gods of Egypt

All of creation is at stake. All of heaven is at war. Whoa! Summit has debuted the first epic trailer for Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt, an action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. The ensemble cast of Gods includes Gerard Butler as Set, God of the Desert; Brenton Thwaites as Bek, Thief of Legend; Chadwick Boseman as Thoth, God of Wisdom; Elodie Yung as Hathor, Goddess of Love; and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus, God of the Sky. This looks crazy, and I'm not sure I mean that in a good way. It sort of reminds me of some kind of weird mash-up between Jupiter Ascending and Exodus: Gods & Kings. There are so many epic shots, so many fantastical elements. I will say - they got me with those giant snakes.

Here's the first official trailer for Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt, in high def from Apple:

Gods of Egypt

In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation. Gods of Egypt is directed by Alex Proyas (of The Crow, Dark City, I Robot, Knowing) from a screenplay by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless. Gods of Egypt arrives on February 26th.

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  • qweqwu
    EPIC?? Just another CGI crapfest.
    • Jon Odishaw
      Well giant Cobras went extinct a while back and the gods themselves were too busy to make an appearance so they had to settle for cgi.
      • qweqwu
        Still, that's no excuse for visual effects from 2003, and then you combine the crappy cgi with the lame ass one-liners, and you are certain to fail.
        • Jon Odishaw
          True but I don't think Proyas has a Michael bay budget at his disposal. The cgi is about as good as I could have hoped.
    • TheOct8pus
      Total CGI shitfest. I guess by Epic because it's (loosely) based on Egyptian epic lore? maybe....?
  • Jon Odishaw
    I think I peed a little. Proyas sure has an eye for amazing visuals.
  • Enola
    This is coming to the cinemas? Looks more like a SyFy Original Movie to me!!! Couple of cool moments yes, but the cgi was kinda terrible at best...
    • Jon Odishaw
      I would agree but you said "at best" and at its best was with those giant snakes, and they looked pretty damn good.
  • grimjob
    I dig Proyas, and this will probably be a fun watch, but not expecting much more than that.
  • TheOct8pus
    Gerard Butler back to his roots....Egyptian roots...
  • David Diaz
    Yeah those snakes looked pretty amazing. I hope the rest of the effects get to that level by the time this gets released.
  • Matthew
    Wow, the cgi is heavy but it looks fun.
  • shiboleth
    Egyptian gods were often mean and pretty much cruel. Like most of the ancient gods. But they were keeping the balance, they were not ruining it as this is trying to show us. Anyway, I know it's mindless fun but I'm still not sure about watching it ...
  • W.
    Sooooo they've rebooted Clash of the Titans. "Release the Cracken again!"
    • wylles
      I believe it should say: "Re-Release the KRAKEN!"
  • Higgens
    Looks like it will be crappy, but fun.
  • cg
    This video game trailer would look so cool, if it debuted for Playstation 2 back in 2002.
  • Mr Chatterbox
    Tasteless vfx and camera work aside, those lines of dialogue were excruciating! A complete miss, what were they thinking.
  • Joshua Addisson Roach
    If, by "epic", you mean "festering pile of crocodile poop", then, yes, I agree.
  • Xerxexx
    Sure, why not.
  • toonfed
    Oh, i hate white Gods.
  • Have Hope
  • evilED
    AKA, Shot On Green Screen Soundstage: The Movie.
  • Joe Y.
    If there is anything that Hollywood has taught me, it's that all ancient Egyptians were white and British.
    • cg
      lol seriously
    • hehehehheeeeehheee. Man, it's so bizarre.
    • Norbert
      Actually one of them is Danish. It makes so much more sense now.
    • shiboleth
      It's like sf movies in space: universal language over there is unavoidably and always English ...
  • Firefly15
    Box office bomb.....this looks like utter garbage.
  • Why?
    That looked better than Warcraft! I'm on board with this!!
  • wylles
    What Videogame from 2002 is this?
  • It looks pretty bad, but I really look forward to watching it for some reason.
  • Jim Dawkins
  • Matt
    Oh my days, and we thought George Lucas went CGI crazy! This looks appalling. In a day of endless remakes and on the back of the news that they are remaking a Christopher Nolan classic, how the hell do these films get green lit?
  • naundob
    This is the one with Eddie Murphy, right?
  • Altares
    Clash of the titans III - Perseus goes to Egypt
  • epic shit
  • Trey
    looks silly.....may catch it on a matinee
  • CShane
    Visually it looks,,,,,wait, I can't. Won't even waste $1.50 on redbox. Hollywood garbage.
  • How in the world does this get made...Honestly what producer thought this was a decent idea and even worse who agent thought this was a good idea for Butler, Twaites, Boseman, Coster-Waldu who are all arguably good actors that have potential with the right script. But to be know someone's "Uncle" helped them get this made.
    • Dan Hibiki
      well it gets made to make use of tax breaks from Australia and international pre-sales. Thanks to those this movie has already broken even.
  • Nadir Ahmed
    This has box office flop written all over it.
    • Orionsangel
      I hope so. So it sends a message to Hollywood. Just because you can make anything now with cartoony video game looking CG doesn't mean you have to. The effects in this movie are phoned in. Typical modern CG that's sped up. Because apparently super fast CG creatures equals awesome. Who's impressed? Oh yeah, no one. Unless you have been living under a rock. Remember when special effects used to impress us and didn't look so typically unremarkable.
    LOL! What the hell is this! I must say it looks like a ton of dumb fun though.
  • Orionsangel
    Oh boy. Sped up cartoony looking CG with white people running Egypt. Who's impressed? Oh yeah, no one. Unless you have been living under a rock. Remember when special effects used to impress us and didn't look so typically unremarkable
  • bumboclot
    They sure make this look like the third Clash of the Titans. Is that supposed to attract a big box office?
  • 3fingerlouie actual....egyptian or actor whoe isn't [bunny ears] white [bunny ears].....ughhhhh. is it too much to ask for or want. smdh diversity
    • Xerxexx




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