More Casting News For War of Gods

War of Gods cast member Stephen Dorff
War of Gods cast member Stephen Dorff

Last week we brought you news that Kellan Lutz had joined the cast of WAR OF GODS, and we can now confirm that Stephen Dorff has also joint the cast. Variety broke the news earlier today that the ALONE IN THE DARK and BLADE star will be playing skilled thief Stavros, aiding Theseus in his battle against the forces of evil.
Director Tarsem Singh seems to be gathering a collection of well known, if not massive, stars for WAR OF GODS which is most likely a good sign. Less money spent on securing A-listers means more money for the rest of the budget and suggests that the film will be judged on it’s own merits rather than rely on big names to sell the film. The negative early buzz surrounding CLASH OF TITANS hopefully won’t put a spanner in the works for Singh or the studio as WAR OF GODS set to start shooting next month.
Universal are set to release the film in November 2011.

Kellan Lutz Joins War of Gods

Twilight star Kellan Lutz
Twilight star Kellan Lutz

TWILIGHT star Kellan Lutz has signed on to play Poseidon in new sword-and-sandal epic WAR OF GODS. The film, to be directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall), is yet another addition to the current sword-and-sandal revival and has been in development for a couple of years now.
According to Variety:

“War of Gods” is a mythological tale set in war-torn ancient Greece, as the young warrior prince Theseus leads his men in a battle against evil that will see the gods fighting with soldiers against demons and titans.

What with 300, CLASH OF THE TITANS and many others having been released in recent years WAR OF GODS is sounding rather familiar. However, with the talented Tarsem Singh behind the camera and Mickey Rourke already set to play Hyperion it could well turn out to be a welcome addition to the genre.
WAR OF GODS  starts shooting next month and is projected for release sometime in 2011.