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Sneak Peek: 'Immortals' Clips Show Us Mythology, Mayhem and Mickey Rourke

Nov 08, 2011 | 8:32am EST

Immortals promises a story filled with mythology even more mystifying than its release date of 11/11/11. Theseus (Henry Cavill) is a Greek mortal chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) to lead an army of men against the tyrannical reign of King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who wishes to ravish the sacred land. Theseus has his own personal grudge against Hyperion, as the king was responsible for the death of Theseus' mother. Below are a series of clips displaying the raw emotion, gritty battles and magical mythology captured by Tarsem Singh's Immortals.

Poseidon (Kellan Lutz) is known for being a no-nonsense god of the seas. Thus, when there are misdoings upon a ship in one of his oceans, he won’t stand for it. Poseidon dives into his waters to create the godliest of waves, teaching a lesson to the slew of masked pirates not to mess around in his waters.

When Theseus goes head-to-head with Hyperion, things are bound to get a bit gritty. Neither is willing to give up the fight, but one will find himself the victor.

If you ask me, the Greek soldiers have got a pretty good rhythm going. I could see the “Fight for your children! Clang, clang, clang!” riff sampled behind a hip-hop song. Perhaps one by…Immortal Technique?

It’s hard to tell what is more frightening: the calm before the storm, when everything is silent and packed with tension…or that pivotal moment when a supersonic arrow of pure lightning energy blasts through your stone wall fortress, sending your entire army flying? …Probably that one.

Hyperion knows that Theseus is a simple orphan mortal. But what Theseus also has going for him is that he’s a man engulfed by rage and hell-bent on revenge. Maybe these aren’t particularly good qualities in our modern world, but they come in handy in Ancient Greek wars of immortality.

So, in this whole colossal Gods v. Man battle in Ancient Greece, we seem to have overlooked once very prominent figure: Zeus. And it appears as if others have forsaken him, too. Because Zeus is not too happy. And he’s not exactly one of those merciful, forgiving deities…

Trapped in a lair that is vaguely reminiscent of an Escher painting, Theseus comes face to…um, wire-cage-structure-where-a-face-should-be with one of the most monstrous beings in Greek lore: the Minotaur.


Immortals comes out on Friday, Nov. 11.

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