Relativity Media has changed the title of its Greek mythology tale from “War of the Gods” to “Immortals” and rounded out the cast with John Hurt and Isabel Lucas.
Story follows the young warrior Theseus, who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat the elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind. Tarsem Singh directs the pic, which began shooting in Montreal this week.
Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Joseph Morgan, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke had been announced previously for the cast. Hurt will portray the earthly manifestation of Zeus, who acts as a mentor and teacher to Theseus, portrayed by Cavill. Lucas will portray Athena, the daughter of Zeus.
Producers are Gianni Nunnari of Hollywood Gang Productions, Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment MM and Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity Media. Christian Gudegast wrote the screenplay, based on a script by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides.
Hurt recently completed director Rowan Joffe’s “Brighton Rock,” opposite Helen Mirren. Lucas recently starred in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”
Universal has set a November 11, 2011, release date.