By Jon Roth
The plot of Immortals seems a bit confusing to us, but maybe that's because we haven't dusted off our Bulfinch's Mythology since... OK, we never read that. We do know that a dashing young Henry Cavill (starring next year as the newest Superman) plays Theseus, a half-human, half-god, who is charged with stopping King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) from unleashing a slew of Titans. And unleashed Titans are never good news.
In an interview with Empire, director Tarsem Singh (the man behind The Cell and The Fall) describes the film's aesthetic:
"Basically, Caravaggio meets Fight Club. It’s a really hardcore action film done in Renaissance painting style... I’m going for a very contemporary look on top of that so I’m kind of going with, you know, Renaissance time with electricity. So it’s a bit like Baz Luhrman doing Romeo + Juliet in Mexico; it’s just talking a particular Greek tale and half contemporising it and telling it."
That sounds intriguing. But even better, this film (from the producers of 300) promises the same number of sculpted bodies.
See an ab-stastic slideshow here.