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3/21 - Gods of Egypt rolls in Sydney

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Gods of Egypt rolls in Sydney

[Fri 21/03/2014 10:36:37]

By Don Groves

Gods of Egypt, Alex Proyas’ fantasy action-adventure starring Gerard Butler, Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush and Brenton Thwaites, started shooting on Thursday at the Fox Studios.

The budget is reportedly $150 million, financed by US studio Summit Entertainment with support from the NSW government’s Investment Attraction Scheme.

When he announced the grant, Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner said the production will create an estimated 400 jobs in the local industry and contribute around $75 million in direct production expenditure to the NSW economy.

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

Entertainment One (formerly Hopscotch eOne) gets the Australian rights via its output deal with Summit. Based on Egyptian mythology, the screenplay is by Proyas, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the team behind Universal’s Dracula: Untold, which opens here in October.

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.

French actress Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) is cast as the goddess Hathor and Chadwick Boseman is Thoth, the god of wisdom.

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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Suppose Gerry is growing the beard for the movie?

Thanks for the article, Barb.

Hugs

Bonnie

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