Fight Club + classic art = The Cell director's new flick

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Tarsem Singh, the guy who brought you the cornea-kicking imagery of the whacked-out horror movie The Cell and the painfully gorgeous fantasy film The Fall, will start shooting his epic fantasy Dawn of War from April to June of next year in Montreal, according to tweets posted by Production Weekly.

Dawn of War, previously known as War of Gods (maybe the title was changed to avoid confusion with the upcoming Clash of the Titans and the video game God of War?), will tell the story of the Greek hero Theseus as he comes into conflict with Titans and invading barbarians, according to Movie Web. Henry Cavill of Showtime's The Tudors will star. Earlier this year in an interview with Empire Online, Tarsem described the project as "Caravaggio meets Fight Club. It's a really hardcore action film done in Renaissance painting style. I want to see how that goes; it's turned into something really cool."

Now, if anybody else besides Tarsem, who directed the iconic R.E.M. video for "Losing My Religion" had said his next project was "Caravaggio meets Fight Club," we'd have to take it with a baseball-sized lump of salt.

So, with Louis Leterrier doing Perseus and Tarsem doing Theseus, which Greek mythological hero should next get the big-screen treatment?