Why is Louis Letterier enticing me with his Clash of the Titans remake? When I first heard they were making the film I was completely against it. Then they went and cast Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, and Liam Neeson. I love Liam Neeson! Now, I just read over on Joblo that another actor has joined the cast and it’s none other than William Stryker, Danny Huston. I feel like Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part III. “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!“
Danny Huston is the son of John Huston, grandson of Walter Huston, and the half-brother of Anjelica Huston. Therefore, I’m not surprised that he would make an appearance in a film of such epic proportions. He will be starring as William Stryker in this Friday’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but will be appearing as a god in next year’s Clash of the Titans. Huston will portray Poseidon the god of the sea, opposite Neeson as Zeus, and Fiennes as Hades.
Even though the original film is viewed as campy by today’s standards Huston himself had some great things to say about Leterrier’s production. According to the actor the film is:
“More contemporary in its approach” with “sets and scope [that] are huge, outrageous, with moving practical sets and location photography.”
And the grip on me tightens. My expectations for this film were really low in the beginning, but now I’m starting to change my mind. I’m beginning to expect, dare I say a decent remake?
What do you think of Huston’s addition to the cast of Clash of the Titans? Will he make a good Poseidon?