By Dave Campbell | April 9, 2009
Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes are set to play Greek Gods in Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures’ Clash of the Titans.
Directed by Louis Leterrier, Clash of the Titans will have Neeson playing Zeus, the king of the Gods and father of Perseus (Sam Worthington), and Fiennes (still in negotiations) will play Hades the ruler of the underworld who plans to take over Zeus’ rule.
The production begins shooting later this month in the United Kingdom. Neeson and Fiennes join the already cast Sam Worthington, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton and Alexa Davalos. Legendary and Warner Bros. are co-producing/co-financing the picture with Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Kevin de la Noy are producing, with Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull executive producing.
This is Neeson’s first deal since the death of wife Natasha Richardson which was initiated before the tragedy last month. Neeson was last seen in the surprise hit Taken, while Fiennes last starred in the Oscar nodded The Reader.