As an audience, we like originality and creativity, but what we love is a classic return to the well. “Clash of the Titans” may not be the typical sequel, reboot or rehash, but it is a familiar story just on its most recent stint.
Louis Leterrier, fresh off of 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk,” is at the helm and he’s brought some strong casting choices with him. Liam Neeson will be playing Zeus, which for some reason doesn’t surprise me at all. The guy’s been featured in the “Star Wars,” “Batman” and “Chronicles of Narnia” franchises, so this shouldn’t add any new pressure to one of the most notable faces on screen. Sam Worthington, of the recent hit “Avatar,” will play our hero, Perseus, the mortal son of Zeus. Other notable casting choices include Danny Huston (of “Edge of Darkness”), Gemma Arterton (of “Quantum of Solace”) and Ralph Fiennes (of “The Reader”) as Hades.
For those who are new to the “Clash of the Titans” franchise, here’s the synopsis from the official website:
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.
“Clash of the Titans” is set to be released on April 2.
Source: Trailer Addict
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