War of the Gods and Clash of the Titans Casting Begins

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Relativity Media is negotiating with Henry Cavill (“The Tudors”) to star as Theseus in the Tarsem Singh-directed War of the Gods.

At the same time, Warner Bros. is in talks with Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Avatar) to play the role of Perseus in the Louis Leterrier-directed Clash of the Titans.

Variety says that deals for both actors are expected to be worked out, keeping the Greek mythology-themed projects on a parallel track. Both films are expected to begin production by late winter or early spring and both will use the greenscreen techniques that made 300 so visually arresting.

Relativity bought the Charley and Vlas Parlapanides-scripted War of the Gods last summer. Hollywood Gang’s Gianni Nunnari and Canton Productions’ Mark Canton are producing with Ryan Kavanaugh.

Clash of the Titans is a remake of the 1981 film that tells the story of Zeus son Perseus’ journey and battles against Medusa. Written by Lawrence Kasdan, the film is a co-production with Legendary Pictures, produced by Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road and Kevin De La Noy.

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