On Monday this week it was announced principal photography on Clash of the Titans, the remake of the 1981 classic epic action adventure, had begun filming in studios outside London and will later shoot in various locations in Wales and in the Spanish Canary Islands, predominantly on Tenerife, off the coast of Africa under the direction of Louis Letterrier (The Incredible Hulk) and for the most part the cast was complete.
Leading the international cast is Australian actor Sam Worthington as Perseus, the mortal son of Zeus, king of the gods. Liam Neeson takes on the role of Zeus, and Ralph Fiennes plays the role of Hades, god of the underworld, who feeds on human fear. Gemma Arterton is Io, Perseus’ mysterious spiritual guide throughout his journey; Mads Mikkelsen is Draco, who takes up his sword to join Perseus’ quest; Jason Flemyng is Acrisius, a one-time king-turned-hideous beast; and Alexa Davalos is Andromeda, a princess doomed to lose her life if Perseus does not succeed. However, we are missing one of the gods, but The Hollywood Reporter has cleared that up for us announcing Danny Huston will take on the role of Poseidon, the god of the sea.
The Warner Bros. production is set to hit theaters on March 26, 2010 and is described as the ultimate struggle for power pitting 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 (Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (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 (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.