The new remake of epic Greek mythology-based Clash of the Titans by The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier has officially started filming near London. The title is one of many new projects that had recently been announced that are based on the popular tales involving the many gods of Greek mythology. Titans begins their forward progress with a destination release date of March 26, 2010. The script written by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi (Ã†on Flux) is based on Clash of the Titans (1981).
The movie stars Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Avatar) as Perseus; Liam Neeson (Taken, Gangs of New York) as Zeus; Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter, In Bruges) as Hades; Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia) as Io; and Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, King Arthur) as Draco.
To offer up just a taste of what we might be in store for, a few images were taken in Spain of one of the sets that will be used in the movie. All things considered, it’s a pretty damn impressive set piece. You can see one of the images above — click to go large. Head on over to Loque Pasa En Tenerife to see the rest of them.
Click over for the official plot synopsis from Warner Bros.
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 (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.
[Source: via /Film]