Gerard Butler to Join Summit's 'Gods of Egypt'

DOWN: Gerard Butler

The actor's surfing drama "Chasing Mavericks" wipes out in its opening weekend, grossing just $2.3 million from 2,000-plus screens, one of the worst bows of the year.

He will play the nemesis of "Game of Thrones'" Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's character.

Gerard Butler is in negotiations to play a villainous god opposite Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Summit's epic fantasy Gods of Egypt.

Alex Proyas is directing the film from a screenplay by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama

The story is set in the aftermath of when one ruling god, Set, kills another, Osiris. When Osiris' son Horus fails in his attempt to get revenge and has his eye plucked out, it's up to a young human thief in love with a slave to help defeat the angry god.

Coster-Waldau is portraying Horus. If a deal is made, Butler will play Set, the god of the desert. 

The movie is looking to go in the new year in Australia.

Butler, who last starred in the surprise hit Olympus Has Fallen, is repped by CAA and manager Alan Siegel.

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