Jamie Lannister Takes On the King of Sparta
In the new mythological visual epic God of Egypt, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, more famously recognized as Jamie Lannister from the house of Lannisters, will be taking on Gerard Butler. Butler, known for his role as the Spartan King Leonidas, will be playing the bad guy Set in Alex Proyas’ Egyptian fantasy film, while Nikolaj plays the protagonist Horus. The Danish actor was all praises though for his on-screen nemesis, “He’s done these kinds of movies before, on this scale and here he plays a different kind of character. He plays the villain of the piece. He was great, he’s very good, he’s a very good actor and he’s very good at the whole physical aspect. And he likes to have fun on set, which makes it easier.”
The story revolves around Set usurping the throne and killing Horus’ father, and the journey that Horus takes in alliance with a mortal, to take revenge and defeat Set.
After Spartan King Butler now plays Egyptian God
Gerard Butler who rose to fame with his portrayal of King of Sparta in 300, now returns to the world of mythology and fantasy with God of Egypt where he plays the God Set, the god of darkness. The story of Alex Proyas’ mythological saga is about the clash between Horus and Set when the latter takes over the Egyptian empire which rightfully belongs to Horus. On playing a god, Gerard Butler says, “They’re characters you know, and how do you get that interaction between them and humans. You have to see them living together, and what they learn from each other, and this incredible journey that Horus and Bek take, Bek’s the mortal and Horus is the God, the hero, and they go on this journey and learn so much about what life is really about and what they can learn from each other.”
From Westeros to Egypt: Jamie Lannister plays Horus/Egyptian God
Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who shot to fame for his role as Jamie Lannister in the epic series Game of Thrones, now plays an Egyptian God, Horus, in Alex Proyas’ mythological fantasy film Gods of Egypt which releases in India on 26th February, 2016. Nikolaj plays the protagonist while Gerard Butler plays the villain, Set, the God of darkness. With the two stars are a gamut of talented actors like Brenton Thwaites who plays the mortal Bek, who is pivotal in the plot of the film, along with Elodie Young as Hathor, goddess of Love, Courtney Eaton as Zaya, Bek’s love-interest, Chadwick Boseman as Thoth the God of Wisdom and Oscar winning veteran actor Geoffrey Rush.
Talking about the film, Nikolaj says, “I love that you go to a movie and you’ve been transported to a whole different world. And when I saw the… There were just some images in this movie that just blows you away.”
In the new mythological fantasy film Gods of Egypt, there is an array of Gods shown, but the one God is bound to make you fall in love is the Goddess of Love herself, Hathor, played by Elodie Yung. Curiously, the goddess seems to be quite smitten herself, and by mortal that too! The French actress, who is all set to portray Elektra in the superhero series Daredevil, is all praise for her young costar Breton Thwaites who plays the mortal Bek. She says, “I love Brenton, because he’s so focused. He really knows what he wants, very professional, very very well prepared.”
The Gods Are Here!
This February, theatres will be stormed by a pantheon of Gods. Alex Proyas, director of I,Robot and The Crow, brings a new mythological visual treat, Gods of Egypt, releasing in India on the 26th of February, 2016. The film is set in Egypt in the times when Gods reigned the land. With a star-studded cast including Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Elodie Yung, Chadwick Boseman and Geoffrey Rush, the film is all set to blow the audience’s mind with its exceptional action and gritty drama, and dash of cheeky humor. Gerard Butler, known for his role as King Leonidas of Sparta will be playing the baddie, Set, God of darkness, while Nikolaj, famous as Jamie Lannister of King’s Landing, will be playing Horus, the God of Air. Along with these two there is the Goddes of Love, Hathor, played by Elodie Yung. Thot, the God of wisdom is Chadwick Boseman and Geoffrey Rush is the God of all Gods, Ra. In the midst of all these Gods are two love-struck mortals Bek and Zaya, played by Brenton Thwaites and Courtney Eaton respectively.