Viacom18 Motion Pictures to release 'Gods of Egypt' on 26 February

MUMBAI: Viacom18 Motion Pictures will be releasing the fantasy movie Gods of Egypt from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label in India on 26 February, 2016.

The film will be released in four languages namely English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

The deal was negotiated by Wendy Reeds and Christian Perala from Lionsgate International’s UK office.

The studio will market and distribute the movie, which recreates the ancient Egyptian kingdom depicting armour clad, sword swinging Gerard Butler as the Egyptian God of Darkness Set and Brendon Thwaites as mortal hero Bek. This mega action adventure follows Bek’s quest to retrieve magic objects with thrilling chase sequences followed by breathtaking high octane action scenes for the survival of mankind that is hanging in the balance.  

Viacom18 Motion Pictures COO Ajit Andhare said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Lionsgate on Gods of Egypt. We have been keen to expand our English film slate with the growing Hollywood contribution to the Indian box office. Film viewers who appreciate scale and larger than life canvases of Hollywood films are going to love this film.”

“Viacom18 is a terrific partner with a wonderful track record of marketing and distributing popular action films and we are very pleased to be working with them on the local release of Gods of Egypt. This is the type of big-action film that audiences will want to see in the theatre,” added Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group EVP for international sales Wendy Reeds.

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