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Bootlegged Teaser Trailer For Tarsem's 'Immortals' Could Be Mistaken For Zack Snyder's '300'

by Simon Dang
April 26, 2011 1:45 AM
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The teaser trailer for Tarsem's "Immortals" has been unveiled on E! News with their signature, annoying voice over and, while only a bootleg version is available so far, it seemingly exhibits a highly-stylized swords-and-sandals pic very much in the vein of Zack Snyder's "300."

The film has a similar earthy bronze aesthetic, slow motion fight sequences, extravagant costuming and even the stereotypical, emotional speech from the general to his soldiers. Caravaggio meets "Romeo+Juliet," "Oldboy" and "Fight Club" might be what Tarsem was aiming for but we're certainly not seeing it just yet. We're just hoping, though, that the marketing is being geared towards the "300" crowd and that Tarsem, in fact, has something a bit more compelling up his sleeve.

There's not a whole lot to it either with regards to plot -- a young warrior, Theseus, must lead his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat evil elder gods of the Titans and save mankind -- but the cast, led by Snyder's "Superman" Henry Cavill who'll play the lead Theseus along with Stephen Dorff as sidekick Stavros, Freida Pinto as a priestess, Mickey Rourke as King Hyperion, Kellan Lutz as Poseidon, Luke Evans as Zeus, John Hurt as Old Zeus and Isabel Lucas as Athena is something to hang hope on.

"Immortals" hits theaters on November 11th. [via ONTD]

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  • AT&T | April 26, 2011 11:47 AMReply

    What must suck for Tarsem is his whole style (established in commercials from the '90s and his two movies) became super-cliche once Zack Snyder used it for EVERY MOVIE of his, starting with 300.

    I wonder how one deals with that - do you try something really different just because your whole look is now cliche, or just forge ahead like always and try to make the best film possible?

  • Luke | April 26, 2011 11:00 AMReply

    I think its too earlier to tell. I know Tarsem makes stunningly beautiful films and I think this film will be great. I mean I enjoyed the Cell and I fell in love with the Fall. I think this will be a great film. I cant wait.

  • daniel | April 26, 2011 4:34 AMReply

    Bunny helmet!

  • Braveheart | April 26, 2011 3:48 AMReply

    Hiding hero watches the bad guy draw a blade across his girl's throat? Freeeeeedom!!!! (and Sparta!!!!)

  • sp | April 26, 2011 2:34 AMReply

    Man, Simon, you are right this does look like a ' 300 ' rehash .

  • KT | April 26, 2011 2:28 AMReply

    Most likely a Netflix rental, but damn if Cavill doesn't look like he'd make a nice Superman.

  • taptup | April 26, 2011 2:03 AMReply

    So this is how Tarsem makes "blockbusters". I cannot say I like it.

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