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My excitement for Alex ProyasGods Of Egypt cannot be fathomed by mere mortals. A mythological fantasy based on the fascinating history and religion of ancient Egypt? Sign me right up.

A couple of months back we reported that Geoffrey Rush had joined Gerard ‘Spartaaaaaaaa’ Butler and Game Of ThronesNikolaj Coster-Waldau to star in the film. Now, the female lead has been announced – Australian actress Courtney Eaton, who is set to star in 2015′s Mad Max: Fury Road. Eaton will be playing Zaya, a slave girl who the protagonist, a thief-turned-hero called Bek (Brenton Thwaites), must rescue from the clutches of the evil Set, god of chaos (Butler). Inspired by the actual myths recorded by the Egyptians, Set murders his brother Osiris and battles Osiris’ son Horus (Coster-Waldau) with the intent of bringing down his father, the sun-god Ra (Rush). Some complex family drama there.

I love the concept »

- Tom Durbin

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