The battle for eternity begins...In this new trailer and artwork from Lionsgate's Gods of EgyptNikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush star in the new action-adventure about a clever mortal thief who teams up with a powerful and vengeful god to stop the merciless god of darkness, who hopes to destroy both this life and the Afterlife. Don't miss the action in this adventure-filled fantasy coming to theaters February 26, 2016!

In this spectacular action-adventure, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.  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 epic final confrontation.

Magic, monsters, gods and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the Nile River Valley in this action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. The supporting cast includes Geoffrey Rush as Ra, Rufus Sewell as Urshu, Courtney Eaton as Zaya, Abbey Lee as Anat and Goran D. Kleut as Anubis. This latest preview and two posters arrive shortly after the first trailer hit hard, awakening exciting fans across the globe.

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Gods of Egypt is set to hit theaters on February 26, 2016, going up against Paramount's The Brothers Grimsby, Relativity Media's Kidnap and A24 Films' The Witch. Another epic adventure, MGM's Ben-Hur, was originally set to arrive on this date, but it was recently moved to August 12, 2016. While we won't know for sure until late February, Gods of Egypt could be one of next year's early box office hits.

Alex Proyas (I, Robot) directs from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (The Last Witch Hunter, Dracula Untold). Take a look at this second trailer for Gods of Egypt. We also have new art from this sure to be epic fantasy thriller. Are you on board?

<strong><em>Gods of Egypt</em></strong> Poster 1

<strong><em>Gods of Egypt</em></strong> Poster 2

B. Alan Orange