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.