The first trailer for Tarsem Singh’s Immortals has finally gone online after its debut at WonderCon a few weeks ago.
A sprawling, sandy epic in the vein of Clash Of The Titans , it follows the bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) who brings ancient Greece to its knees in his search for a mythic weapon.
Standing in his way is stonemason Theseus (Henry Cavill), whose mother is killed by one of Hyperion’s guards, and who finds the mythic weapon – a bow – himself, and uses it in a mission to destroy Hyperion.
Check out the trailer below...
Most of the fun here is spotting moments where you can almost see Clark Kent shining through Henry Cavill’s performance – look out for one significant moment in which he flies with a red cape.
Much, of course, has also been made of Singh’s stellar visuals, which are hinted at in this first peek at the film. Slow-mo, big effects shots and natty costumes all give the film a rich texture.
The question remains, though: can it avoid the pitfalls of Clash and Prince Of Persia ?
Immortals opens in 3D on 11 November.
Oh, and if you think that magic bow looks familiar, watch the trailer for '80s cartoon Dungeons & Dragons below, and check out the bow used by Hank the Ranger at 20s in...
Yup, like most good ideas, Tarsem nicked it from the '80s!