Remember when “300″ became a hit and Hollywood began to clamor for more sword and sandal epics? Some were successful (“Clash of the Titans”) and some were no (“Clash of the Titans 2″). Still, the classical era continues to enthrall filmmakers, with the latest example being “Theseus,” a film adaptation of the ancient myth. The Hollywood Reporter says that Javor Gardev will direct.
What, you don’t remember the story of Theseus? Actually he was involved in a lot of events in ancient Greece (some no doubt imagined, maybe some a little read), but this movie will focus on the story of Theseus and the Minotaur in what they are saying will be an effects and CGI heavy film.
In brief, King Minos of Crete demanded that Athens send him seven Athenian boys and seven Athenian girls every seven years for him to feed to the Minotaur, a monster he keeps in a labyrinth in his castle. In exchange, he won’t attack Athens. Theseus, an Athenian prince, demands to go one year, planning to destroy the Minotaur and put an end to this. When he arrives, the King’s beautiful daughter falls for Theseus and offers to help him kill the Minotaur if he promises to help her escape the island. She gives him a sword to fight the beast and some string to find his way out. He succeeds, takes the Athenian children, Ariadne and her sister Phaedra and sets off for Athens. They stop at the island of Naxos, where the princesses fall asleep and Theseus leaves them there. Nice job, Theseus.
Kalliope Films are assembling a top tech team and are getting ready to cast the lead role.