Proyas Finally Lining Up a New Movie, ‘Gods of Egypt’


Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Geoffrey Rush to star in Gods of Egypt
Photo: Warner Bros.

It has been four years since we’ve seen a new Alex Proyas (Knowing, Dark City) film, largely due to him dropping out of directing a Dracula origin story and the collapse of Paradise Lost. Now he’s lined up Gods of Egypt over at Summit with Gerard Butler, Jaime Lannister (aka Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Geoffrey Rush. The pic will follow a story set in motion when one ruling god, Set (Butler), kills another, Osiris. When Osiris’ son Horus (Coster-Waldau) fails in his attempt to get revenge, and has his eyed plucked out, it’s up to a young human thief in love with a slave to help defeat the mad god.

Rush will play the sun god Ra, the father of Set and Osiris who is also Set’s ultimate target.

Proyas wrote the screenplay with Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, both of which penned the screenplay for the upcoming Dracula Untold, which Proyas was originally attached to direct starring Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper and Sarah Gadon. [THR]