Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is already attached to star
Alex Proyas is on board to direct the pic.
Story follows a common thief who joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt. Thwaites would play the thief.
Proyas will produce along with Basil Iwanyk through his Thunder Road Pictures.
Thwaites is a rising stars who has been waiting for a role like this to land. He was up for the male lead opposite Mark Wahlberg in Paramount’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” before Jack Reynor got it and was in the running for a big role in the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” film before its production was pushed.
Thwaites is repped by WME and Industry Entertainment.