Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Will Be One of Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in GAME OF THRONES

Now that the third season of “Game of Thrones” is winding down, Westeros’ most dashing one-handed swordsman Jaime Lannister will be taking his dashing self over to Alex Proyas’ fantasy epic “Gods of Egypt”, with the actor who plays him, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau currently in talks to star.

“Gods of Egypt” will be set in ancient Egypt “against the legendary world of great pyramids and sphinxes”, with Coster-Waldau playing Horus, the god of the sky “who teams up with a human thief and Hathor, the goddess of love, on a magical quest to avenge the death of his father, Osiris.”

Besides “Game of Thrones”, Coster-Waldau is coming off the surprise hit “Mama”, in which he plays a man battling a ghostly mother. He’s also got “A Thousand Times Good Night” and “The Other Woman” in the pipeline.

Proyas, who tends to pick really cool projects (even if he doesn’t necessarily end up directing them — which happens 9 out of 10 times, unfortunately), will direct from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama for Summit Entertainment.

By the way, whenever I think about Egyptian Gods, I always end up flashing back to episodes of “Stargate SG-1”:

Via : The Wrap