Ramping up its distribution arm, Relativity Media will take over distribution from Universal and release its 3D Greek mythology actioner “Immortals” on Nov. 11 in association with Universal Pictures Intl.
U had been set to distribute the pic domestically on that date. Pic’s directed by Tarsem Singh and stars Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, John Hurt and Mickey Rourke.
Relativity changed the title in April — when Singh began shooting — from “War of the Gods” to “Immortals.” Story follows the ruthless King Hyperion (played by Rourke) leading his bloodthirsty army on a murderous rampage across Greece to find a weapon that will destroy humanity. Theseus (Cavill), a mortal chosen by Zeus, must lead the fight against Hyperion with the fate of mankind and the gods at stake.
“Immortals” is produced by Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari and Ryan Kavanaugh, and exec produced by Tucker Tooley, Tommy Turtle and Jeff G. Waxman.
The distribution switch on “Immortals” from Universal, announced Tuesday, comes six months after Relativity absorbed Overture Films’ distribution and marketing operation and a week after Relativity released its first inhouse production, “Season of the Witch.”
Relativity’s upcoming slate includes “Take Me Home Tonight,” which stars Topher Grace and Anna Faris and is set for a March launch; “Limitless,” which stars Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro and is set for a March 18 opening; and an untitled David R. Ellis 3D shark thriller set to debut Sept. 2.