Theseus Will Battle the Minotaur One More Time

Henry Cavill in Immortals (2011) Movie ImageYou can’t keep a Greek mythical hero down. A scant year after Henry Cavill played the character and took down the Minotaur, along with some troublemaking Titans and an amusing Mickey Rourke, Bulgarian director Javor Gardev will take his turn telling the Theseus legend.

And like Tarsem Singh’s “Immortals”, Gardev’s tale of Theseus (to be called, simply enough, “Theseus”) will also be a big-budget extravaganza. There is no word if the film will also be in 3D, though given the worldwide trend of epics in 3D, I’m guessing that tidbit will be forthcoming.

Written by Kira Madallo Sesay, whose Kalliope Films is producing the picture, “Theseus” would track the titular Greek hero as he heads on a collision course with the evil Minotaur, the half-man, half-bull creature of myths and legends and children’s nightmares. If, you know, your kids are inclined to dream about creatures of Greek myth, I mean. If so, what exactly have you been letting them watch?

Gardev’s last film was 2008’s “Zift”, which apparently played the festival circuit and won some awards. He will direct the film, with “Avatar” character designer Joseph C. Pepe in charge of whipping up the monsters that Theseus will be fighting in the movie. Korey Cauchon (“Sucker Punch”), meanwhile, will handle visual effects.

Kalliope Films is currently looking for their Theseus, so send in those headshots (and bicep shots), kids.

Theseus Vs. the Minotaur

Via : THR