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Comic-Con 2011 Movies: Immortals

3D is 3D is 3D, but when you have a dynamic master of visuals behind the camera such as Tarsem Singh, things tend to get a whole lot more interesting when the extra dimension is added. Singh and his cast of Immortals, including lead Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans and Kellan Lutz took the stage at Comic-Con and unleashed a bloody never-before-seen extended trailer that brought whoops from the crowd.

Reactions were mixed when the first look at this Clash of the Titans-esque film debuted, seemingly lagging on the heels of 300 as well.  A little gore can go a long way, however, as attendees reported that the 3D was the best since Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Cavill went on to say that it was not just the big-budget, epic nature of the project that attracted him, but rather Singh's script that made him passionate.


Cavill plays demi-god Theseus in this mystical tale of Greek Gods who battle against the mighty Titans. Lutz plays Poseidon (“The god of wetness and moisture,” he joked), Dorff plays a slave named Stavros and Pinto portrays the lovely Phaedra. Cavill went on about giving his character the right period accent, making sure it “was not stuffy, but at the same time staying loyal to the age of a character like Theseus. Try not to be too English about it and not too American either."

On if this was a 300-like endeavour, Singh responded by saying that a great deal more physical sets were used and unlike being adapted from original source material, he created his vision and the visuals and let the story fall into place while lending it all to the 3-D medium. He shot all the fight scenes three times, once with real people, once without people and once in computer to make sure he had all bases covered.


Things more or less concluded with a 2-D fight sequence from the end of the movie but again you could really tell this film needs to be seen in 3D. The fight scene offered a mix of slow motion and normal speed simultaneously (interesting), while keeping the visuals pure Singh.

And last but not least, Cavill was finally quizzed on his upcoming role in Zach Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel, to which he responded: "It's one of the best scripts I've ever read."


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