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Special effects-heavy take on the myth of Theseus finds a director

06.26.2012
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Following hot on the heels of 2011's IMMORTALS comes another Greek mythology epic starring the legendary Theseus, though I expect that this one will be a bit more on the traditional side of things when it comes to his mythology and journey.

THESEUS will be the Hollywood debut of Bulgarian director Javor Gardev, who won Best Director for his movie ZIFT at the Moscow International Film Festival.  It will be "a special effects-heavy take on the Greek myth of the minotaur monster and the hero who defeated it," with backing from Kalliope Films (HANSEL AND GRETEL IN 3D).  Joseph C. Pepe (AVATAR) has been brought on to take care of character design, while Korey Cauchon (SPIDER-MAN 2, SUCKER PUNCH) will handle the movie's extensive visual effects.

I'm not sure what you thought about the creatures of AVATAR - I know that I may have enjoyed them at the time, but that in the years since I've never once remembered what they looked like or how they acted. But like I said, they worked well at the time.  So that's something, I guess?

The lead character of Theseus himself is currently being cast.

Minotaur WOTT

Extra Tidbit: Which re-imagining of the Theseus/Minotaur/Labyrinth battle did you like more, IMMORTALS or WRATH OF THE TITANS?

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8:15AM on 06/27/2012
ET: I thought they did a decent job of the labyrinth in Wrath Of The Titans, but their Minotaur was pretty damn weird.
ET: I thought they did a decent job of the labyrinth in Wrath Of The Titans, but their Minotaur was pretty damn weird.
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10:02PM on 06/26/2012

awesome!

both Immortals and Wrath were awesome flicks, so much fun. As for the reimaginings though, Wrath had a cooler minotaur but I thought they could've made that sequence bigger/longer than it was. Or maybe it's just my memory but I thought it was a bit short
both Immortals and Wrath were awesome flicks, so much fun. As for the reimaginings though, Wrath had a cooler minotaur but I thought they could've made that sequence bigger/longer than it was. Or maybe it's just my memory but I thought it was a bit short
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7:14PM on 06/26/2012

Extra Tidbit

This could be cool. Extra tidbit = Immortals, by large and far.
This could be cool. Extra tidbit = Immortals, by large and far.
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3:27PM on 06/26/2012
I'm intrigued by any movie that actually attempts to adapt an actual Greek myth without just transplanting characters for the sake of the story. I wonder if this will draw comparisons with "The Hunger Games," since that author has admitted to being inspired by Theseus' adventure with the minotaur. But anyway, there's plenty of rich material to tell a story simply within the mythology, so for now I am curious.
I'm intrigued by any movie that actually attempts to adapt an actual Greek myth without just transplanting characters for the sake of the story. I wonder if this will draw comparisons with "The Hunger Games," since that author has admitted to being inspired by Theseus' adventure with the minotaur. But anyway, there's plenty of rich material to tell a story simply within the mythology, so for now I am curious.
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9:11AM on 06/26/2012

Legend?

It's all a bit 'Tim Curry'
It's all a bit 'Tim Curry'
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