Hard to believe Zack Snyder’s 300 was in theaters in March 2007. Seems like just the other day I was at the press screening with hundreds of nerdy fanboys sweating and squealing at the film adaptation of Frank Miller’s classic graphic novel of King Leonidas and his Spartan army. Repeat viewings definitely are not as intense as the first time with 300, but one thing can’t be argued – Snyder’s movie is flat-out sexy. For those who are going through withdrawls and who feel let down with Watchmen or Sucker Punch, good news is coming on in November 11, 2011 via Immortals, directed by another visual mastermind, Tarsem Singh (The Fall).
Immortals tells the story of Theseus (Henry Cavill) and his battle with the Titan Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who, years after the battle with the Gods of Olympus, has declared war on humanity. He’s looking for the Epirus Bow, a magical weapon forged by the God of War, Ares, that will help him free the rest of his Titan pals from Tartarus, a sort of purgatory realm for punishment and torture that lies beneath the underworld. Greek mythology lessons aside, what this means for the viewer is a lot of muscles, sexy Greek babes and tons of action. Oh, and also Mickey Rourke’s creepy collagen-filled lips. It also means we get to see what type of actor Henry Cavill is before he dons the blue tights and red cape in December 2012’s Man of Steel (directed by Zack Snyder).
Give the Immortals trailer a peek and let me know what you think. Immortals slides into theaters on November 11, 2011.