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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Immortals - Action Adventure 3D Hollywood Movie

The action adventure film Immortals will be releasing on 11.11.11.  It was directed by Tarsem Singh and actor Freida Pinto. The film also stars Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Joseph Morgan, Stephen Dorff, Alan Van Sprang, Isabel Lucas, and John Hurt. The film was previously named Dawn of War and War of the Gods before being officially named Immortals, and is loosely based on the Greek myths of Theseus and the Minotaur and the Titanomachy.  It is set to be released in 2D and in 3-D (using the Real D 3D and Digital 3D formats) on November 11, 2011 by Universal Pictures and Relativity Media.

Movie poster of  Immortals

Years after the Titanomachy, the Titan Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) declares war on humanity. He searches for the Epirus Bow, a legendary weapon created by the war god Ares (Daniel Sharman), which will allow him to free the rest of the Titans from Tartarus and take revenge on the Olympians who brought about their downfall. In accordance with ancient laws, the gods are unable to take a side in the war between Hyperion and humanity. It is left to Theseus (Henry Cavill), son of Poseidon (Kellan Lutz) chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) and accompanied by the priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and a slave named Stavros (Stephen Dorff), to protect his homeland and save the gods.

Immortals narrate the story of a heroic battle between gods and mortals.  It is also the story of a brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Oscar-nominated Mickey Rourke) and his murderous army rampaging across Greece searching for the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, he could overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world.

A scene from Immortals

The $75 million Immortals, an average budget for a Hollywood film,  is in 3D and comes from the same producers who scored a surprise hit with their historical yarn 300 a few years ago, earning $460 million worldwide.

A scene from Immortals

 In immortals, the idea of turning the stories from Greek mythology into a fast-moving, dark and emotionally compelling film that could resonate with the viewers across the globe was adopted by Tarsem.

A Immortals movie poster

People worldwide will see the film as one man's journey from a non-believer to a believer, Tarsem says, and will also watch how the Gods have to take certain decisions that go against their conventional wisdom.

A scene from Immortals

Those who have watched the film's advertisement, preview shots and read a lot about it, know it is anything but a staid classical story-telling. 'It's in your face,' says Canton. 'We're not playing it safe. History is not safe. Mythology is not safe. And we're really not interested in safe.' 
This movie incorporates classical Greek myths filmed using 3D technology, necessitating extensive post production. Director Tarsem Singh said that he is planning an action movie using Renaissance painting styles. He then goes on to say that he is "Basically, Caravaggio meets Fight Club. It's a really hardcore action film done in Renaissance painting style. I want to see how that goes; it's turned into something really cool. I'm going for a very contemporary look on top of that so I'm kind of going with, you know, Renaissance time with electricity. So it's a bit like Baz Luhrman doing Romeo + Juliet in Mexico; it's just taking a particular Greek tale and half (make it contemporary) and telling it."
Immortals - Official Trailer [HD]

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