One hundred and fifty million dollar budget film Gods of Egypt, directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot), starring Gerard Butler (P.S. I Love You) and Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Caribbean) is currently being filmed in Sydney.
Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Home and Away Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites will also star in Gods of Egypt, which will be packed with magic, monsters and mystical legends. Australia’s diverse landscape will double as the Nile River Valley, and Butler will play Set, the god of darkness who ends up embroiled in a huge battle.
Butler will also play Bodhi in a remake of Point Break, which will be filmed Down Under. It’s believed that he has been filming scenes for both movies while in Australia, and it’s rumoured that he’ll travel to the Gold Coast due to the water tank facilities at Village Roadshow studios – also used for Angelina Jolie’s feature film Unbroken.
The cast and crew involved in Gods of Egypt have been spotted around the city – including Butler, who’s been driving round Sydney on a motorbike, going to rugby games and the Sydney Opera House.
Gods of Egypt will be released in 2016
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