Titan-ic Action in Extended TV Spot for Tarsem Singh's Immortals
09.23.11 by BJSprecher
The first TV spot for director Tarsem Singh's (The Cell) new movie, Immortals, has been made available for viewing online and it contains over a minute of epic stylized action in the vein of 300. Written by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, the movie combines elements of the Greek myth of the Titanomachy, the war between the Olympian gods and the Elder Gods, the Titans, with the legends of Theseus, the mythical founder-king of Athens.
The plot of the movie revolves around the return of the Titan King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) years after the Titanomachy. With an army of killers behind him, Hyperion begins to lay waste to Greece in an effort to find the legendary Bow of Epirus, a powerful weapon that the mad king plans to use to free his fellow Titans from imprisonment and seek vengeance against Zeus (Luke Evans) and the rest of the Olympians. Unable to interfere in Hyperion's war against humanity, the fate of the Olympians and all of the world falls on the shoulders of the gods' champion, Theseus (Henry Cavill), a simple stonemason whose mother was killed during one of Hyperion's raids.
Immortals was produced by Mark Canton (300), Gianni Nunnari (300), and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter). The large ensemble cast includes Isabel Lucas as Athena, Kellan Lutz as Poseidon, Daniel Sharman as Ares, Freida Pinto as Phaedra, Stephen Dorff as Stavros, Corey Sevier as Apollo, Steve Byers as Heracles, Robert Maillet as the Minotaur and John Hurt as Old Zeus.