Since director Alex Proyas’ motion-capture, big screen adaptation of the Milton poem, Paradise Lost, was axed by Legendary Pictures back in February due to the prohibitive cost of the film, Proyas has been busy lining up his next project.
THR reports that Proyas (I, Robot, Dark City) is in talks to helm Gods of Egypt, a fantasy film for Summit Entertainment set in the times of ancient Egypt. The script was written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who have worked on developing Dracula: Year Zero and also Flash Gordon. “The story sees a mortal, a god and a goddess unite to fight an evil force in ancient Egypt.”
Proyas is producing under his Mystery Clock Cinema banner with Basil Iwanyk’s (Clash of the Titans) Thunder Road Productions.