Summit Entertainment has updated their release calendar, setting Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt for February 12, 2016 and the second Divergent sequel, Allegiant for March 18, 2016. They’ve also announced the new title and release date for the next chapter in the “Step Up,” Step Up All In, which hits theaters on July 25, 2014.
Gods of Egypt, which will star Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites and Courtney Eaton, is directed by Proyas and scripted by Proyas, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. In the film, magic, monsters, gods, and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the lush Nile River Valley. With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. Set (Butler), the merciless god of darkness, has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Set’s savage rule, Bek (Thwaites), a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of the powerful god Horus (Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against the evil overlord. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the spectacular final confrontation.
The new release date puts Gods of Egypt up against Illumination Entertainment’s untitled animation pic.
Allegiant, meanwhile, stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James and is based on the explosive finale of Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling “Divergent” trilogy. Allegiant reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions. Divergent, the first film in the series, will be released in theatres March 21, 2014 and Insurgent, the second film, will come to theaters on March 20, 2015.
The March 18, 2016 date puts Allegiant up against 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s Mumbai Musical.
Step Up All In, finally, stars Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Stephen â€œtWitchâ€ Boss, Misha Gabriel, Izabella Miko, Alyson Stoner and Adam Sevani and is directed by Trish Sie with a script from John Swetnam.
The film features all-stars from previous installments coming together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.
Step Up All In will open opposite Brett Ratner’s Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson.