The 2010 remake of Clash Of The Titans is revamping the 1981 film version of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster in order to save the Princess Andromeda. The film is being directed by Louis Leterrier ( Transporter 2, The Incredible Hulk), a Warner Bros. and Legendary project, and is scheduled to premiere March 26, 2010. Aussie Sam Worthington is staring as Perseus and Gemma Arterton, the striking former Bond girl is also staring in the remake as Io. Also in the cast of Clash of the Titans are Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes, which a pretty intense duo. Neeson will be playing Zeus, who is also father of Perseus, while Fiennes will be playing opposite, the ruler of the underworld Hades, who so desperately wants to live Zeus’s hedonistic playboy role…..errr…….or playgirl if he’s feeling frisky. What exactly DO underworld gods do for fun? In any case Leterrier smartly went with two heavyweight actors to anchor the film rather than a Channing Tatum type. Danny Huston is joining the cast as the King Of The Sea, Poseidon. Huston was last seen as a vampire in “30 Days of Night”, and more recently can be seen chasing Wolverine and his fellow mutants in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”
Also joining the orchestrated mayhem are cast members that includes Mads Mikkelsen, Alexa Davalos, Pete Postlethwaite and Jason Flemyng among many others. The plot for Clash Of The Titans has not changed for the remake. Zeus and Hades begin a personal battle of who’s the most popular god of them all? When the magic mirror doesn’t reveal exactly what each overly confident god wishes to know, they each have separate tantrums that threaten to reign down on mankind destroying everything and every one. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) 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.
It also sounds like more miniatures and set pieces are being used instead of green screen. Hopefully this will leave us with a more textured feel like Lord Of The Rings and Blade Runner. Almost a year to go, I initially had pretty rough reservations about remaking the 1981 version, which is a classic, but it sounds like it may not be so bad after all, still I’m cynical and am not sure I believe it’s going to be better with exception of FX and even that won’t kill me. Part of the originals charm is it’s cheesy and obvious monsters and FX. Let’s see what else Worthington and this powerful cast bring.
Here’s a behind the scenes look as no trailer is available YET: