Stan Lee’s Apollo Rising to Meld with Eternal for a Greek God Project
Two Greek god project pics have merged into a single project from Sony. Read on for more details about this scoop.
Sony will merge two Greek god films into a single project. Stan Lee’s, a renowned comic book creator, brain baby, “Apollo Rising,” along with Avi Arad and Lee’s “Eternal” will combine into a big single, as of yet untitled, Greek god film.
According to Deadline, “Eternal” is a modern retelling of a tale about the coming of the Greek gods into Earth, with minotaurs of course, while Stan Lee’s “Apollo Rising” follows the story of the Greek gods of whom have been amongst humans on Earth, hidden in various forms. “Eternal” was a written script of “Red Queen” author Victoria Aveyard which was bought by Sony earlier this year. The collaboration project will be produced by Arad, Lee, Michael Costigan, Benderspink’s J.C. Spink, Jake Weiner and “Divergent’s” Pouya Shabazian.
Back in February, Variety reported that Aveyard was rewriting the script she originally wrote, and there were on-going talks that “Eternal” ended up at Sony’s hands; the studio has purchased the project with the intent of merging it with “Apollo Rising.” Deadline reported that they have finally found a good combination to do it. The purchase will allow Sony to build a new universe of potential Greek mythology franchise.
In Greek mythology, Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto. He has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry and more. He was also an oracular god, carrying the gift of prophecy and treated as the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. He is associated with medicine and healing as well. Apollo has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis, depicted as the Hellenic goddess of the moon, the hunt, archery, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women. Both gods are depicted of carrying a bow and an arrow.
That’s it about the latest scoop on Sony’s plan to merge Stan Lee’s “Apollo Rising” with Avi rad and Lee’s “Eternal.” For more updates on upcoming projects, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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