Relativity Media has finally debuted a look at its Greek mythology epic Immortals, directed by fantasist Tarsem Singh, the visionary director responsible for The Fall and The Cell. Built from similar materials as last year’s Clash of the Titans, Immortals looks far more compelling on a sensory level.
Telling the story of legendary hero Theseus (Henry Cavill), a young peasant rising up to fight evil warlord Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) with the helps of the Gods, Immortals looks to deliver tons of delicious eye candy and plenty of epic battles. As is usually the case with Singh’s work, the costuming and weaponry are of particular interest, especially Theseus’ magical bow and arrows.
If Tarsem can make this hodge podge of fantasy and antique drama resonate in the way that The Fall did, then expect the geek world to take notice. Then again, he’s also responsible for The Cell, a garbled and downright irritating exercise in style suffocating substance. It’s still too early to tell if this is more the former than the latter, but this first peek has me intrigued to see more.
Immortals is produced by Gianni Nunnari (300) and Mark Canton (300) and stars Henry Cavill, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Stephen Dorf and Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke. The film will release on November 11th, 2011 and will also be available in 3D.