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[SDCC 2011] Relativity Media’s ‘Immortals’ Panel Recap

Posted by , on July 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm 

Immortals, directed by Tarsem Singh, (The Fall, The Cell), brought us some laughs, some great clips, and a great cast (Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, John Hurt) along with him to the Immortals panel at comic-con this past weekend.  Below are some recaps, the new poster, and the full panel video:

Synopsis:

Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares.

Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes. Rallying a band of fellow outsiders–including visionary priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and cunning slave Stavros (Stephen Dorff) — one hero will lead the uprising, or watch his homeland fall into ruin and his Gods vanish into legend.

Panel Recap:

  • Tarsem wanted to use more physical sets than green screen as compared to how 300 was directed.
  • Cavill said the hardest part of the shoot was maintaining his strict diet and staying lean throughout the entire process
  • When asked about Man of Steel, Cavill stated that it was ‘the best script I’ve ever read’ and that he can’t wait to start shooting

Footage Review:

We were shown the new trailer along with a rather long 3D clip of a fight sequence involving Luke Evans (as Zeus) and some of his Olympians fighting Hyperion’s disfigured soldiers.  Zeus, along with 4 Olympians, fight, stab, decapitate, dismember, and thoroughly bloody their way through the soldiers.  This showed a far darker side of Immortals than I was anticipating, with 3D blood floating in slow motion across the screen as each attack was delivered.  After only Zeus and one Olympian survive, Zeus pulls two massive golden ropes that bring down huge statues supporting the mountain of which they are inside.  As the mountain begins to crumble, we see a shot of a huge army outside the mountain start fleeing for their lives.  This clip really gives us a great taste of Tarsem’s style and what he brought to the table with this film.  Seeing this extra footage really makes me eager to see this film more than the trailers themselves. знакомства с иностранцами

As previously posted, check out the new poster revealed at Comic-Con, by clicking the image below.

Check out a video of the full panel below thanks to seat42f:

Immortals hits theaters November 11th, 2011.

What do you think of all the new Immortals media?  Are you more interested in seeing the film?


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