Gods of Egypt, the new fantasy adventure film from director Alex Proyas, is making quite a name for itself across the ‘net as of late. First, we were treated to the incredibly colorful and psychedelic character posters featuring Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaits, Chadwick Boseman and Elodie Yung. Then the real magic happened when the first trailer dropped, a trailer chock full of Egyptian gods battling each other in computer-generated armor alongside eye-stealing thieves and giant fire-breathing snakes.
Despite all the on-screen insanity and modern visual effects, there was something familiar about Gods of Egypt. It’s almost as if we’d seen these highly stylized cinematic versions of Egyptian gods somewhere before. Then it hit us: Gods of Egypt is just as loosely based on the ancient mythology as Roland Emmerich‘s 1996 sci-fi film Stargate. You could call it fate that these two movies should come together, so we’ve answered the call with a new mash-up trailer. If you look closely, you might even seen another space traveler from a visually similar movie sneak in at the end.
Check out our Gods of Egypt mash-up trailer below:
And if you want to know more about the actual movie, 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.