Gods of Egypt is a 2016 fantasy action film featuring ancient Egyptian deities. The film is directed by Alex Proyas and stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, and Geoffrey Rush. Filming took place in Australia under the studio Summit Entertainment. Its parent company Lionsgate released it in theaters on February 26, 2016 in North America.

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In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.

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  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus
  • Brenton Thwaites as Bek
  • Gerard Butler as Set
  • Geoffrey Rush as Ra
  • Elodie Yung as Hathor
  • Chadwick Boseman as Thoth
  • Courtney Eaton as Zaya
  • Rufus Sewell as Urshu
  • Abbey Lee as Anat

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