Alex Proyas in Talks to Co-Write and Direct 'Gods of Egypt' Adventure

May 17, 2012
Source: Variety

Gods of Egypt

Dark City director Alex Proyas hit a bit of a rough patch recently, with the back-to-back disappointments of having the plug pulled on both Dracula: Year Zero and Paradise Lost. But the resilient director scooped up a directing gig for the mystery story The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, and things are looking up for him with another project as well. Variety reports that Proyas is in talks to direct Gods of Egypt, a fantasy adventure about a common thief and a god on a quest through the land of great pyramids.

Proyas is also set to co-write the screenplay with his Dracula: Year Zero writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (what an awesome name). Gods of Egypt may be the closest thing to Paradise Lost Proyas can direct right now, keeping in line with the with the heavenly and supernatural elements. Sounds like that's a creative itch that Proyas needs to scratch, and though the logline is pretty simple, I think there's definitely room for a cool story in there somewhere. Let's hope these guys can bang out a solid story, and then - more importantly - that the thing actually starts rolling sometime soon. No word yet on if Gods of Egypt or Jonathan Hoag is first for the director, but we'll keep you posted as they develop.

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Don't hold your breath.  

Bobo_Vision on May 17, 2012


No no mr.proyas Really bad decision, with Dracula and paradise you will gona be unbeatable,unforgettable,memorable,unbreakable,ETERNAL director You are bomb of our era. Your work is very different,astonishing,mind blowing ares. No director can take your place Please back to "Dracula:Year Zero" and "Paradise Lost" dont give up man! You work so hard on them That movies are for you only Don't back on your lovers on your fans I hate Egypt I Wana Dracula and devil himself in paradise lost I'm so so so disappointed

Ehsan Davodi on May 17, 2012


Director of I, Robot? No thanks.

Christopher Batty on May 18, 2012


Director of Dark City, one of the best modern Sci-fi films and inspiration for Inception and The Matrix. If your gonna knock a director for one work at least acknowledge his finest work.

Joni on May 18, 2012


james cameron direct aweful piranha either  david lynch direct dune either spilberg direct aweful HOOK either  every director have bad film but look good Crow is superb Dark City is masterpiece i robot is very welldone Knowing is masterpiece Alex Proyass have visionary different unique style salute you mr.proyass come back to what you deserve it not ordinary ones

Ehsan Davodi on May 18, 2012


I'm sorry but "Knowing is masterpiece" hahaha. Please tell me your trollling.

? RiDdlEr ¿ on May 18, 2012


If you ignore me at least accept "mr.Roger Ebert" my favorite critic, he say too knowing is masterpiece you can his critic in Chicago suntimes I see 10 time knowing, what visionary movie! A medium budget scifi whit ultimate incredible special effect, high suspense, meaningful , craft , white good acting from nic cage and very very very better story than 2012 another apocalyptic scifi movie. Knowing is apocalyptic masterpiece At least is among the best of that genre and this is obvious because apocalypse is lie itself and this is since fiction too But I also very love apocaptic movies, and this movies is rare and weak often I love proyass, please make Dracula & Paradise Lost

Ehsan Davodi on May 19, 2012

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