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The first time we heard about a remake of “Clash of the Titans”, it was somewhere in 2007, and Sam Raimi was being talked about as a possible director. (Ol Sam, coming off the Spidey films, was attached to a lot of things back in the day.) Flash-forward to 2009, and Louis Leterrier (“The Incredible Hulk”) is firmly entrenched as director, and according to a recent press release, is now in the middle of production with stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Atherton, and Alexa Davalos (pictured, right). Official plot synopsis for the remake below.
In “Clash of the Titans,” the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.
Leading the international cast is Australian actor Sam Worthington as Perseus, the mortal son of Zeus, king of the gods. Worthington will next be seen in this summer’s “Terminator Salvation.” Liam Neeson takes on the role of the mighty Zeus, and Ralph Fiennes plays the role of Hades, god of the underworld, who feeds on human fear. Rounding out the cast is Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace”) as Io, Perseus’ mysterious spiritual guide throughout his journey; Mads Mikkelsen (“Casino Royale”) as Draco, who takes up his sword to join Perseus’ quest; Jason Flemyng (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) as Acrisius, a one-time king-turned-hideous beast; and Alexa Davalos (“Defiance”) as Andromeda, a princess doomed to lose her life if Perseus does not succeed.
Leterrier is directing from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (“Aeon Flux”), from a story by Travis Beacham (“Dog Days of Summer”) and Hay & Manfredi. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are looking at a Summer 2010 release for the movie.
Below: When told that they were remaking “Clash”, but that he would have no role, the Kraken was shocked and disappointed.