It ain’t your daddy’s “Clash of the Titans”. That much is clear from this one-minute teaser trailer for Frenchman Louis Leterrier’s “Clash of the Titans” remake via Yahoo! For one, there’s that whole pounding rock music soundtrack. I don’t think they had that “back in the day”, but maybe I’m wrong. What am I, a historian? Let’s face it, it’s what you would expect from Leterrier — a loud, fast-paced, and contemporary take on an old story. Is it going to get you interested in Greek history? Probably not. Is it going to get you running out of the theaters trying to stab each other with your straws? Probably.
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 is helpless to save his family from Hades, 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 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.
Starring Sam Worthington, Pete Postlethwaite, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton, Alexa Davalos, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Izabella Miko, Nicholas Hoult, Polly Walker, and directed by Louis Leterrier.
Take down the Gods March 26, 2010.