‘Game of Thrones’ Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Talks to Lead ‘Gods of Egypt’ (Exclusive)

Alex Proyas ("I, Robot") is directing the epic fantasy movie for Summit Entertainment

As the third season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" comes to a close, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays dashing warrior Jaime Lannister, is in talks to star in Summit Entertainment's epic fantasy movie "Gods of Egypt," TheWrap has learned.

Alex Proyas ("I, Robot") is directing from Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama's original screenplay, which Proyas also had a hand in shaping.

"Gods of Egypt" is set in ancient Egypt against the legendary world of great pyramids and sphinxes. Coster-Waldau would play Horus, the god of the sky, who teams up with a human thief and Hathor, the goddess of love, on a magical quest to avenge the death of his father, Osiris.

Thunder Road principal Basil Iwanyk is producing with Proyas.

While Coster-Waldau may be best known for "Game of Thrones," he also played dual roles in Universal's horror film "Mama," which has grossed $144 million worldwide. And he recently appeared alongside Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman in the studio's big-budget sci-fi movie "Oblivion."

Coster-Waldau has also wrapped the indie drama "A Thousand Times Good Night" with Juliette Binoche, and he's currently filming the male lead in Nick Cassavetes' comedy "The Other Woman," which stars Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.

Coster-Waldau is represented by WME and Impression Entertainment.