We’ve been given two exclusive images from Tarsem Singh’s upcoming sword-and-sandals action flick Immortals. The film stars Henry Cavill (Superman in the upcoming Man of Steel) as Thesues, a mortal called by the gods to help them defeat the power-hungry Hyperion (Mickey Rourke). Of these two images, I like the one with the guy getting the spear to the face because the helmet clearly isn’t protecting him. The guy probably asked the blacksmith “Will this protect me against spears to the face?” and the blacksmith was all like, “Oh yeah, definitely.” “Are you sure? Because I really don’t want to get a spear in my face.” “Dude, it’s got a visor and everything. You’ll be fine. Now get out there and fight that shirtless guy.”
This is probably why I didn’t get to write the script. Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Joseph Morgan, Kellan Lutz, and Stephen Dorff. Immortals opens in 3D on November 11th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Immortals:
Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and spectacular 3-D adventure. As a power-mad king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless as it is powerful. The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.