In some news related to Game of Thrones that has absolutely nothing to do with The Red Wedding or those involved, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the cruel but charming Jaime Lannister, is in talks to star in Alex Proyas‘ Gods of Egypt. The Wrap reports Coster-Waldau will play the god, Horus, in Summit Entertainment’s mythic, fantasy epic.
Proyas, probably best known for the Will Smith flick, I, Robot, had a hand in shaping the script along with screenwriters Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama. Gods of Egypt is set in – surprise! – ancient Egypt and will follow, “Horus, the god of the sky, who teams up with a human thief and Hathor, the goddess of love, on a magical quest to avenge the death of his father, Osiris.”
I’m betting 10-1 in this version, Horus and Hather are brother and sister. And lovers. What? Gods and incest go together like a couple of Lannisters. … Which, means terribly, so scratch that, I just really wanted to work that incest angle in here. Anyway, Coster-Waldau, a god? Seems like a no brainer to me. Can’t wait to learn more about this flick. As of now, no production start date has been set, and obviously, still a bit of casting to be done.
What are you thinking about Gods of Egypt? Interested? Hopefully we aren’t in for another Clash/Wrath of the Titans or The Immortals.