I can hear Rodrigo’s eyes roll and his head split from 100 miles away with this official press release that Clash of the Titans 2 has started principal photography.

Press Release

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic action adventure sequel to “Clash of the Titans,” being directed by Jonathan Liebesman (“Battle: Los Angeles”). Returning to star in the film are Sam Worthington (“Avatar”) as Perseus, and Academy Award® nominees Ralph Fiennes (“The English Patient,” the “Harry Potter” films) as Hades and Liam Neeson (“Schindler’s List,” “Unknown”) as Zeus.

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius.

Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld.

Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth.

Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Jonathan Liebesman directs the film from a screenplay by Dan Mazeau & David Leslie Johnson and Steven Knight, story Greg Berlanti & David Leslie Johnson & Dan Mazeau, based on the 2010 hit “Clash of the Titans” and the 1981 film of the same name, written by the late Beverley Cross.

The film is produced by Basil Iwanyk (“The Town”), who also produced the previous “Clash of the Titans,” and Polly Cohen Johnsen (“Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore”). The executive producers are Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay, Callum McDougall, Kevin De La Noy and Louis Leterrier.

Joining Worthington, Fiennes and Neeson in the international cast are Danny Huston (“Robin Hood”), reprising his role as Poseidon, god of the sea; Edgar Ramírez (“The Bourne Ultimatum,” TV miniseries “Carlos”) as the traitorous god of war, Ares; Bill Nighy (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1”) as Hephaestus, whose twisted, lame figure belies his Olympian origins; Toby Kebbell (“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”) as Agenor, imprisoned thief and son of Poseidon who joins Perseus on his journey to Tartarus; and Rosamund Pike (“Barney’s Version”) as Andromeda, the princess whose life Perseus once saved, and who now, as a queen, follows Perseus into battle.

The behind-the-scenes team bringing this mythical epic to life includes director of photography Ben Davis (“The Rite,” “Kick Ass”); production designer Charles Wood (“The Italian Job,” “The A-Team”); Academy Award®-winning editor Martin Walsh (“Chicago,” “V for Vendetta”); and costume designer Jany Temime (the “Harry Potter” films). “Clash of the Titans 2” also reunites several talents from the previous film, including Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Nick Davis (“The Dark Knight,”); Oscar®-nominated prosthetics supervisor Conor O’Sullivan (“The Dark Knight,” “Saving Private Ryan”); and Academy Award®-winning special effects and animatronics supervisor Neil Corbould (“Gladiator”). Also on board are Oscar®-nominated makeup designer Paul Engelen (“Frankenstein,” “Robin Hood”) and hair designer Kevin Alexander (“Robin Hood,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”).

“Clash of the Titans 2” will be filming in studios outside London and will later shoot on location in Surrey, South Wales and in the Spanish Canary Islands on the island of Tenerife. The film is currently scheduled for release in March 2012.

A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Thunder Road Film, “Clash of the Titans 2” is being co-produced by Furia de Titanes II, A.I.E. and COTT Productions and will be distributed in 3D and 2D worldwide by Warner Bros. Entertainment Companies.

via Coming Soon

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10 Comments

  1. Blackthunder01
    March 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm — Reply

    Okay … let me see if I understand this plot. The children of the Titans are losing their powers because people aren’t believing in them and the Titans are about to break free. Right? Well if the gods of Mt. Olympus are getting weaker, shouldn’t the Titans be as well since they’re all family? If not that then, wouldn’t the gods of Olympus have had been completely powerless before men were created by Promethius? This plot device doesn’t make any sense to me. I’m sure it’s going to be just as bad as the remake was.

    • Blackthunder01
      March 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm — Reply

      And another thing I don’t get is, why is there a lack of devotion going on? Shouldn’t the people be fearful of the wrath of the gods at this point? I mean, didn’t Hades just burst into the king’s throne room and start killing people ten years earlier? I don’t get why people aren’t following the gods for their own sakes even. Last time Zeus got ticked off, he released a giant beast on their city and the only person who could stop it had god blood in him. Ug ..

      • TaZ
        March 24, 2011 at 9:12 am — Reply

        Because whether we’re talking about fictional divinity or real divinity human beings have the tendency to do the exact opposite of what sounds logical when dealing with omnipotence. In this aspect of mythology/theology, they’ve got that plot device right.

    • chillidawg72
      March 24, 2011 at 8:56 am — Reply

      Hollywood doesn’t make squeals based on how good a movie was. It makes them based on the amount of money they made on the opening weekend, and the later DVD sales. The movie was highly anticipated at the time and it’s nostalgic potential meant that there would be an established fan base from the original to draw them to the theaters.

      After they had seen it, they in turn told everybody they knew that it sucked, and this sparked enough interest for the DVD sales and rentals so people could see for themselves how much it sucked. From Hollywood’s perspective, this is a successful movie.

      Think about it. In my case, I was told that the movie sucked ahead of time. I saw the movie anyway, hoping that the observation was wrong (It wasn’t), and the money I spent contributed to the movie’s success. This is why there will be a sequel. They make bad movies on purpose.

      • TaZ
        March 24, 2011 at 9:13 am — Reply

        The part where they throw away the metal owl was the only good part of the second movie. Everytime I see the “Kraken” come out of the water all I can think about is the turtle nerd from “Rocco’s Modern Life”.

        • Damascus
          May 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm — Reply

          I loved Bubo from the first movie though. And when they threw the owl out I got a little pissed off. Not everyone has to like Bubo, but if you’re going to not actually really use him, just either leave him out of the movie entirely or just have it sitting on a perch somewhere in the armory without making a big deal about it.

  2. SomeDude
    March 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm — Reply

    Now with Twice as much over acting sparkly twilight gods,
    Twice as much Lemon playing as the main characters,
    Twice as many Inaccurate animals,
    and Twice as much Wrexial look alike Wanna Be Krakens! http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=197840&type=card

    sorry I couldn’t resist

  3. Ricco
    March 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm — Reply

    I’m, it’s , well, GAAAAH! I can’t express how much I hated that 1st movie (if you can call it that), Perseus Begins was a marvel of technology able to suck and blow at the same time and they okayed a sequel!?

  4. March 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm — Reply

    First one was a fun popcorn flick and the Titans returning sounds like it will make the sequel the same.

  5. Robcooper22
    March 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm — Reply

    It’s a estupid idea… Or, they will learn from their mistakes and make the movie that they should have made in the first place. But prolly it will be estupid.

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