We’re only a few weeks away from the release of what looks like one of the more bizarre Hollywood spectacles that will be released in 2016, Alex Proyas‘ Gods of Egypt. To stir up anticipation for the film, which looks like Clash of the Titans on acid, there’s a brand new Super Bowl trailer for the film, which stars Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Set and Horus, brotherly gods who battle one another for control over Egypt. That’s the bare-bones plot, but the real pull of the film will no doubt be the plethora of gonzo CGI creations and stunts that seemingly litter the film. There’s that big mummy statue creature-thing that seems to be chasing Coster-Waldau, and then that big snake-monster that’s under the control of Elodie Yung‘s Hathor; there’s also, of course, robots. We’ll see what else Proyas and his cast have in store for us on February 26th, when the film hits theaters nationwide.
Here’s the official synopsis for Gods of Egypt:
Magic, monsters, gods and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the Nile River Valley in this action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero takes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Set’s savage rule, Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against the evil overlord. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen take them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the spectacular final confrontation.