Gods of Egypt (2016)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 8 mins

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Mortal hero Bek team up with the Egyptian god Horus in a mission to save the world and to rescue his love.

Cast: Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Elodie Yung, Geoffrey Rush, Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Crew: Alex Proyas (Director), Peter Menzies Jr (Director of Photography), Marco Beltrami (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India), PG13 (Singapore)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Dates: 26 Feb 2016 (India), 25 Feb 2016 (Malaysia), 25 Feb 2016 (Singapore)

Tagline: All of Heaven is at war

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Did you know? Lionsgate/Summit's exposure on the production budget is only around $10 million, because Lionsgate/Summit were able to recoup most of the budget via international pre-sales and Australia tax incentives. Read More
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as Anat
as Zaya
as Hathor
as Set
as Soldier
as Mortal Man 1
as Mnevis
as Young Maidservant #2
as Head Judge
as Osiris
as Thoth
as Young Maidservant
as Nephthys
as Army Warrior
as Anubis
as Musician
as Guard 1
as Priest
as High Priest
as NobleMan
as Young Human Soldier
as Voice Actor
as Survivor
as Set Guard 1
as Heliopolis survivor
as Urshu Guard
as Priest / MC
as Fussy Older Maidservant
as Mortal Atmos
as Priest
as Wealthy Servant
as Guard
as Mortal
as Priest
as Sharifa
as Urshu
as Mortal
as Set Guard
as Anat

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Director of Photography
Key Grip
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Music

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Sound

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Art

Production Designer
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Casting

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Voice Casting
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Costume and Wardrobe

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Editorial

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Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Camera:
Red Epic Dragon
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1
Stereoscopy:
Converted to 3D
Taglines:
All of Heaven is at war
All of creation is at stake
The journey of a lifetime begins
The battle for eternity begins
Trivia:
This film's story is based on the Egyptian myth "The Contendings of Horus and Set", where the gods Set and Horus battled for the rule of Egypt.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau got down to 7% body fat for his role in the film.

The film features no Egyptian actors.

The first feature film to shoot with Panavision's new Primo 70 series of lenses.

When the film was criticized for casting mostly Caucasian actors, the director and production companies issued separate apologies.

This film and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) have about 200 of the same cast and crew members. For examples, both films have the same first assistant director (P.J. Voeten), visual effects supervisor (Julian Dimsey), stunt members (Tim Wong and others), actors (Courtney Eaton, Abbey Lee, Bruce Spence and others) and many others.

Filming occurred in the Australian desert, which served for the Sahara desert. It was considered to film in the Sahara itself but it was felt to be too dangerous.

While Set's armor appears to be based on a jackal, that particular animal is actually associated with the Egyptian god of the dead, Anubis. However, the so-called Set animal is canine and can (and often has) been mistaken for the Anubis jackal. The Set animal (or Sha) is unusual as it hasn't been identified as a modern animal. The "sha" is usually depicted as a slender dog, resembling a greyhound or a jackal, with three distinguishing features: a stiff tail, often forked at the end, which stands straight up or at an angle, whether the animal is sitting, standing, or walking; its ears, also held erect, are usually depicted as squarish or triangular, narrowest at the base and widest at the squarish tops; and a long nose, often with a slight downward curve. It is normally depicted as black, but may also have been reddish.

Alex Proyas' first feature in seven years.

Gerard Butler said that as soon as he read the word 'God' in the script to describe his character, he knew would have to embark on a huge bodybuilding process. He said he started his work-outs immediately because he plays a God in the film and 'wanted to make sure he looked liked one by the time shooting began.'

The staff-like weapon some of the gods are wielding is called a "was scepter", and was associated with people of power in ancient Egypt, specifically the gods and the ruling pharaoh.

Lionsgate/Summit's exposure on the production budget is only around $10 million, because Lionsgate/Summit were able to recoup most of the budget via international pre-sales and Australia tax incentives.

Marks the second collaboration between Rufus Sewell and Alex Proyas after Dark City (1998).

The gods are designed to have armor/clothing which resembles their appearance in Egyptian mythology:Seth and Horus have armor that resembles their respective animals a jackal and a falcon

In Egyptian mythology, Set or Seth (also spelled Setesh, Sutekh, Setekh, or Suty) is a god of the desert, storms, disorder, violence and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion. In Ancient Greek, the god's name is given as Seth. Set is not, however, a god to be ignored or avoided; he has a positive role where he is employed by Ra on his solar boat to repel the serpent of Chaos Apep. Set had a vital role as a reconciled combatant. He was lord of the red (desert) land where he was the balance to Horus' role as lord of the black (soil) land.

The official mobile game is created by Dutch developer Sticky Studios and published by Lionsgate. The game features locations and characters from the film.

Horus has both his eyes torn out, but has one restored to him. In Egyptian mythology he had only one eye torn out.

The Serpentine creature featured in the trailer is most likely Apep, also called Apophis, an Egyptian deity of chaos that is usually depicted as a snake in Egyptian art and hieroglyphs.
Filming Start Date:
19 Mar 2014
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Gods of Egypt (Tamil)
Dubbed into: Gods of Egypt (Telugu)
Dubbed into: Gods of Egypt (Hindi)