June 5, 2013
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Will Play A Hero God In Alex Proyas' GODS OF EGYPT
TheWrap reports that Game of Thrones' Nikolaj is making the jump to male lead with the epic Gods of Egypt. The film directed by Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City, I Robot) focuses on ancient Egyptian Gods and a thief who team up to avenge the death of Osiris. Nikolaj would play Horus the god of the sky and hero of the film. He has been apart of some of the successes of 2013 with roles in Mama and Oblivion. Not to mention being wanted for a role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
This isn't Proyas' first fray into the large scale action epics focusing on gods. He previously was going to make Paradise Lost for Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures. Which would focus on the fall of Lucifer and the eventual war that saw him cast from Heaven to Hell. Perhaps, if Gods of Egypt is successful it might spark interest in Paradise Lost again.