Why can't they make some Egyptian-themed Clash of the Titans?

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It would be really cool. But it should be a better film than both Clash and Wrath.
What should it be about? Should it start from the beginning? Why not?

Imagine a film where we will see the world being created. From the sea of chaos a piece of land raises. It turns out to be Egypt.
Ra enters the scene, and shines all over the "world". At night time he fights the monster creature Apophis, with help from Bast and Set.
Ra is the king of the gods, as well as the first pharao of Egypt. He's praised by humans.
Ages passes by, and nothing really interesting happens. Ra grows older. It's time for a new era in Egypt, and take away the old ways. But the change of power isn't happening in the best of ways. Isis gains control of Ra, and he's forced to leave against his will.
Along comes the new king of the gods and the new pharao, the guy who's both Isis' brother and her husband. His name is Osiris, and I think it's best we leave any analyzis of the incestious egyptian gods.
Set sets out to avenge Ra. He kills Osiris and scatters his body all over Egypt, only to take the rule himself.
Nephthys and Isis make the body complete again. Anubis enbalms the now dead god and the first mummy ever is created. Osiris is resurrected in the underworld, as the god of the dead.
Then we have the fight for power between Set and Horus, the heir to the throne.

Here we have a lot of story material to use. But as I know a little about Hollywood's way of thinking, the film will only focus at the Horus/Set war. Osiris may be mentioned briefly, perhaps appear as a cameo. But Ra will be left out completely, except during that short introduction to mythology that always is playing during opening credits in these kinds of films. I guess he will be referred to as some very old and ancient power of pre-historic times.
Maybe the scriptwriters go the "Atlantis route" and make Ra into a something that is not believed to have existed for real, even a myth between the gods as well.

Should the film present the gods in a sci fi way, like Stargate or Thor? Or do you prefer more fantasy and supernatural powers?
Another way of doing it is by having the gods more as symbols/metaphors, or they could be vaguely hinted upon as in Troy. This would result in a more war-like sword-and-sandal adventure, where every character is a human.
 
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Sam Worthington could play the lead. I imagine the main character to be a farmer who's got some sort of connection to the gods. But he refuses to accept his destiny, and just want to live a peaceful life with his family.
But in the end, he's forced to go out and fight monsters. The fate of the world is in his hands.

Middle-aged, classy actors from UK will most likely be cast as the gods in shiny armor. And they are the only ones who will bring some depth to this mainstream popcorn movie.

Oh, too many similarities to the two Titans films? May I be excused?
 
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A big-budget film with non-white, non-black, non-hispanic main characters? That's a no-sell in Hollywood.

The only way this will work is to make a blonde-haired, blue-eyed American teenage boy the descendent of Egyptian gods and the central character of the story.
 
Casting hispanic/latino actors in the roles? Would it be better than to "white-wash" every character and have Hollywood/UK stars?

The only way this will work is to make a blonde-haired, blue-eyed American teenage boy the descendent of Egyptian gods and the central character of the story.
I think there are other ways to make it work. But the scenario you describe is the most "vanilla" and family friendly. It could be a Spy Kids with gods (replace tech stuff with magic)

Edit: Or it could just be a Percy Jackson rip-off, but there is already such a book series by the same author.
 
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Justin Bieber as Ra. Epic win, boxoffice domination guaranteed.
 
I think I'd rather see a STARGATE reboot.
 
They could just do a live-action Yu-Gi-Oh! movie.
 
I was hoping The Mummy sequals would go this way but we got the Rock and the rest of that mess.

Now I'm just hoping that someone handles The Jewel of Seven Stars the right way.
 
Sofia Vergera as Isis. :funny:
Frank Dillane as Horus.
I see no reason to NOT have him a bit younger than the rest of the gods. His father Osiris was killed before he had grown into a muscular "30 year old looking" warrior dude with a beard.
Horus' fight with Set won't be as strange as it sounds, we have already got Potter vs Voldemort. If the powerful dark lord "fears" a teenager and wants to get rid of him to rule the wizard world (as well as all the muggles) in peace with himself - why can't the same thing be going on among the ancient gods?
And yes, I believe the gods were younger once. They were never babies but they weren't born adults either. And they age too, but waaaaay slower than humans. How else can it be explained that Ra grows really old?

Justin Bieber as Ra. Epic win, boxoffice domination guaranteed.
This thread is a joke to you, right?

"Release the Sphinx"
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A big-budget film with non-white, non-black, non-hispanic main characters? That's a no-sell in Hollywood.

That shouldn't be the case in such a film.


Middle-aged, classy actors from UK will most likely be cast as the gods in shiny armor.

That sadly would probably be the case in such a film...
 

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