The first trailer for Tarsem Singh’s Immortals has finally gone online after its debut at WonderCon a few weeks ago.
A sprawling, sandy epic in the vein of Clash Of The Titans, it follows the bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) who brings ancient Greece to its knees in his search for a mythic weapon.
Standing in his way is stonemason Theseus (Henry Cavill), whose mother is killed by one of Hyperion’s guards, and who finds the mythic weapon – a bow – himself, and uses it in a mission to destroy Hyperion.
Check out the trailer below...
Most of the fun here is spotting moments where you can almost see Clark Kent shining through Henry Cavill’s performance – look out for one significant moment in which he flies with a red cape.
Much, of course, has also been made of Singh’s stellar visuals, which are hinted at in this first peek at the film. Slow-mo, big effects shots and natty costumes all give the film a rich texture.
The question remains, though: can it avoid the pitfalls of Clash and Prince Of Persia?
Immortals opens in 3D on 11 November.
Oh, and if you think that magic bow looks familiar, watch the trailer for '80s cartoon Dungeons & Dragons below, and check out the bow used by Hank the Ranger at 20s in...
Yup, like most good ideas, Tarsem nicked it from the '80s!
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