There’s a lot to be said, unfortunately, for being first on the interwebs with info. UGO has the first confirmation that Danny Huston will appear as Poseidon in Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans re-do. They’re so excited about the news, in fact, that the article is unfinished. A sentence just trails off into nothingness, and there’s pure grammatical pain at the end of the first paragraph.
Anyway. Clash began shooting this week, and the occasion was momentous enough that WB sent out a press release commemorating the occasion. It clarified some of the cast list (but didn’t mention Huston) and added a little detail to the plot synopsis.
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.
That’s a little different, which is a-ok. But it’s also fairly generic. The key is the beasts, and making the scenery tasty enough for Fiennes, Neeson and Worthington to masticate. I’ll probably even be OK with the picture if there’s no Kraken. Huston told UGO that the film is “more contemporary in it’s approach”and that the sets and scope are huge and outrageous. i.e, Greek. As an unabashed fan of Leterrier’s Hulk, I’m ready for this one.