Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier’s remake of 1981′s Clash of the Titans is picking up speed as several actors have joined the cast. Earlier this week Bond girl Gemma Arterton confirmed that she was set to co-star in the film opposite Sam Worthington’s Perseus. Now according to THR, Mads Mikkelsen(above) and Alexa Davalos have also joined the cast. Legendary Pictures is co-financing and co-producing the feature which is set for release next year.
Mads Mikkelsen will star as Drago, “a skilled fighter and leader of the Praetorian Guard that accompanies Perseus.” Alexa Davalos, whom you may remember from her guest stints on the TV series Angel will star as the captured princess Perseus is on a journey to save. Arterton will star as Io, a woman “who is instrumental in bringing the winged horse Pegasus to Perseus.” Arterton isn’t the only Bond alumni in this flick. Denmark native Mads Mikkelsen is best known for his role as the villain in Casino Royale.
It looks like Sam Worthington will be everywhere for the next couple of years. He’s headlining this film, James Cameron’s Avatar, and he’s the main terminator in Terminator Salvation. I can’t wait til I see him in that because I have no idea how to gauge this guy’s acting. If there’s anything that he’s been in that I could watch let me know. I’m genuinely interested in seeing some of his work.
The first Clash of the Titans during it’s time was awesome, but if you looked at it today you would probably cringe in horror. Today’s special effects would work wonders for the film, but I wonder if it will still come off as cheesy? I’m a huge fan of Greek mythology so I hope they don’t butcher this.
What do you think of the cast so far? Do you think this version will improve on the original?