Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Clash of the Thespians

Next year's Clash of the Titans, Louis Leterrier's remake of the 1981 film of the same name, will feature Liam Neeson as Zeus and Ralph Fiennes as Hades. Perfect casting choices, with the extra fun of remembering Neeson playing good and Fiennes playing bad way back when in Schindler's List.

The film is based on the Greek myth of Perseus, Zeus' mortal son, which I'll have to do some research on before the March 26th release. This will be the first film from Leterrier since 2008's mediocre The Incredible Hulk, and will also star Sam Worthington (of James Cameron's upcoming Avatar) as Perseus.

You can catch both actors in theaters right now. Fiennes makes brief appearances in both The Hurt Locker and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Neeson lends his voice to Miyazaki's Ponyo, and has two more slated for release this year. Five Minutes of Heaven, which premiered at Sundance this year, and The Other Man, out September 11th.


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