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Gods of Egypt confirmed for Sydney

[Mon 24/02/2014 09:27:01]

By Don Groves

The NSW government has won a bidding war with Victoria for Gods of Egypt, Alex Proyas’ fantasy adventure starring Gerard Butler, Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush and Brenton Thwaites.

Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner confirmed the production will shoot in Sydney, based at the Fox Studios, lured by NSW Trade & Investment’s State Investment Attraction Scheme.

“Securing the production of Gods of Egypt for NSW will create an estimated 400 jobs in the local film industry and contribute around $75 million in direct production expenditure to the NSW economy,” he said.

The production had built sets at the Fox Studios but the decision on whether to shoot there or in Melbourne has only just been made. The action-adventure based on Egyptian mythology was written by Proyas, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Shooting starts at the end of March.

Stoner said several of the State’s visual effects companies would be used to create the film’s sets, landscapes and creatures.

Thwaites plays Bek, a young thief who joins the god Horus (Coster-Waldau) on a quest through the palaces and pyramids of ancient Egypt where they encounter the Sun god Ra (Rush) and the dark god Set (Butler), who killed and mutilated his brother Osiris. Horus, the son of Osiris, seeks revenge.

Summit Entertainment is financing the SFX-laden film, which will be released in the US by its sibling Lionsgate. The producers are Proyas’ Mystery Clock Cinema and Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, with Proyas’ long-time business partner Topher Dow as executive producer.

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:nervous:while this sounds like a fantastic role...by the looks of it..."the dark God Set" might end up being killed off...I hope it is not until close to the end of the movie? Geoffrey Rush is an excellent actor for Gerry to be acting along side...can't wait to see this!

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Oooohhhh, I am in a Sydney suburb. So close but soooo far away especially due to time. Does anyone have a TARDIS??

Any accomplished finder-outers here who can tell me when the filming will end and other bits of info? xo

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