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There has been talk in the last couple months that War of the Gods, the new film from Tarsem Singh, might be retitled. Dawn of War seemed to be an option at one point. Now the film has been given a new title — Immortals — and has gained a few new cast members as the shoot begins in Montreal. Read More »

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Stephen Dorff Joins Tarsem’s War of the Gods

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Stephen Dorff (Blade, Public Enemies) is the latest actor to join Tarsem Singh‘s War of the Gods, a new Greek mythology epic which will be filmed in a like 300.

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Kellan Lutz Cast as Poseidon in War of the Gods

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Not long ago, Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz was rumored to be one of the prime contenders for the role of Conan the Barbarian in the upcoming film by director Marcus Nispel. Though Lutz didn’t get the role (it went to Jason Momoa) that was perhaps an indicator that we’ll be seeing more of the actor in action-oriented films beyond Twilight. And now he’s been cast in War of the Gods, the mythological tale by visually extravagant director Tarsem Singh. Read More »

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What is it with exorcism movies? Earlier today we had word that Anthony Hopkins had been cast in The Rite. Now there’s another exorcism movie in the works called Miracle Workers, with Zach Galifianakis attached to star.

STYD has the report, saying the script is “a buddy supernatural comedy in which the actor is put on a path that has him posing as an exorcist with a pal. The two think they’ve got a good thing going until they’re faced with a real menace.” So…kinda like The Frighteners? Or The Brothers Grimm? Fine with me — I can easily see Galifianakis killing a role like that. (Even though the best thing about The Frighteners was a wickedly messed-up turn from Jeffrey Combs. Top that, guys!) This news comes from producer Michael Aguiler, who also produced this week’s The Crazies. No director is set yet.

After the break, Mickey Rourke is looking to go to war with the gods, and a genre veteran continues his comeback. Read More »

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Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has signed on to star in Tarsem Singh‘s War of the Gods, a new Greek mythology epic which will be filmed in a like 300.

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I hated The Cell, but Tarsem’s visual feast The Fall finally convinced me of his genius. He may not be a master storyteller, but the man is a visual powerhouse. Empire recently caught up with him and was able to coax some plot details and prospective talent on his next project, War of the Gods:

“It’s  turning into, basically, Caravaggio meets Fight Club,” he said.  “It’s a really hardcore action film done in Renaissance painting style. I want to see how that goes; it’s turned into something really cool. This guy who I really love, who’s the only one person in it right now, is the brother in The Tudors, Henry Cavill. 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. So it’s a bit like Baz Luhrman doing Romeo + Juliet in Mexico; it’s just talking a particular Greek tale and half contemporising it and telling it.”

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