If you’ve been anxiously awaiting an historical epic lacking in both ingenuity and logic from the directing team behind Skyline, you’re in luck. Brothers Colin and Greg Strause, the duo that helmed last November’s sci-fi misfire Skyline, have announced plans for their next directorial effort, War of the Ages, in an interview with Movieweb and it’s a doozy:
“War of the Ages is going to be the next news item. Basically, an ancient artifact is uncovered, time is shattered and the seven greatest war leaders in history have to battle each other out. It’s sort of like The Lord of the Rings meets Gladiator. You have Napoleon vs. Julius Caesar vs. Attila the Hun vs. Genghis Khan vs. Alexander vs. Hannibal. So, there you go. It’s going to be in 3D and it’s a big sword-and-sandal epic.”
I wasn’t aware that studios were now allowing “high-deas” to pass as films. In the context of a comedy like Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the idea of historical figures teaming up is amusing. Even Night at the Museum acknowledges the ridiculousness of such a situation. But planning an action epic pitting Julius Caesar against Genghis Khan? That’s just offensively stupid. Echoing their plan to get financing for Skyline, the Brothers Strause have filmed a trailer for War of the Ages in order to sell the film. Now, lets see which studio actually produces a film like this.