EXCLUSIVE: Kellan Lutz talks 'Immortals'

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 16:28 Written by  Jami Philbrick
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EXCLUSIVE: Kellan Lutz talks 'Immortals'

One of the most anticipated films of 2011 is visionary director Tarsem Singh’s (The Cell, The Fall) Immortals. The movie is loosely based on Greek mythology and is scheduled for release in 3D on November 11th. Immortals features an all-star cast of veteran and young actors that includes soon-to-be-Superman Henry Cavill, as well as Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Luke Evans (Robin Hood), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Stephen Dorff (Blade), and John Hurt (Alien).

The film tells the story of the brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Rourke), and his murderous army’s rampage across Greece in search of the Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Cavill) vows to avenge his mother, who was killed in one of Hyperion’s brutal raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final, desperate battle for the future of humanity. 

I recently had a chance to speak with actor Kellan Lutz while he was attending the premiere of his latest film Love, Wedding, Marriage, directed by Dermot Mulroney and co-staring Mandy Moore. Lutz is best know to audiences for his role as Emmett Cullen in the Twilight series of films, as well as his appearance in the recent remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. But that will all change soon as the actor is taking on the role of Poseidon, the God of the sea in Singh's upcoming film. I took the opportunity to speak with Lutz about Immortals and I began by asking the actor if he is excited for the film’s inevitable release. “I’m really excited for Immortals,” answered Lutz.

I followed up by asking the actor what it was like for him to work with a director as visually stylistic as Singh. “Working with Tarsem was amazing. I make a vision board every year to try and show my goals and work up to them. I’ve been a huge fan of Tarsem for a long time,” explained Lutz. “He’s just visually stimulating and amazing. I love The Fall and I love The Cell, so to work with him on this movie was great.”

Lutz went on to discuss why he was so excited to be playing the God of the sea. “Then also to play Poseidon was great because my birthday is March 15th and I’m a Pisces,” he explained. “So to play Greek mythology, and to play Poseidon with this all-star cast and crew was just a dream come true.”

Finally, the actor had this to say about his experience making Immortals. “It really felt like I was a part of something special, which I am,” said Lutz. “It was an honor to work beside the cast and crew and it just felt like I was at a different caliber as an actor.”

Immortals will be released in theaters on November 11th.

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