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CLASH OF THE TITANS Sequel Story Details!!

Published at: March 24, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...

Warner Bros. issued some sort of press release pertaining to the CLASH OF THE TITANS sequel, now filming under the direction of Jonathan Liebesman (BATTLE: LOS ANGELES).

For some reason, AICN didn't actually receive said start-of-production notice, so we cribbed the information below from our man Garth over at Dark Horizons.  Be sure to JUMP TO DH for a bit more details from the issuance, including some interesting casting points.  

While the picture's title has generally been assumed to be WRATH OF THE TITANS (even Liam Neeson has called it this), Garth notes that the release goes out of its way not to affix a title or branding to the project - so who knows what they'll end up calling it? 

The release offers-up a number of plot details - which, while not terribly specific, could be seen as SPOILERS by someone wishing to remain completely in the dark.  As such, proceed with caution.  

Here you go...

"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." 

 

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  • March 24, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    yawn

    by Wookie_1995

    by the way first...don't know why I would be proud of that in this case

  • March 24, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    must not fap

    by JBouganim1

  • March 24, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Still haven't seen the remake

    by Nuck81

    nothing about these interest me remotely

  • March 24, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    "All I know about Greek Mythology I learned in GOD OF WAR."

    by blackwood

    ^As a possible alternative title. But, you know, I dig. CLASH was good matinee fun. Like the original. It wasn't 'magical' or even 'special' but it was entertaining and fun for the duration. I notice a distinct lack of Io in the press release.

  • March 24, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Sounds just like this Video Game I played...

    by Huckshine_Saints

  • March 24, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Liebesman and Worthington, cant wait for this disaster

    by LowDevil

  • March 24, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Will Liebesman be dumb enough again...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...to hire the Straus Brothers FX company, Hydraulix to do the effectx, only to have them throw together their own Greek god movie from part of the expenses? As much as Skyline sucked, I love that they did that with their cash from the equally sucktastic Battle:LA. Hil-fuckin'-larious!

  • March 24, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Will Percy Jackson play his son?

    by vic twenty

    Same character, same quest, same MPAA rating. Is anything wrong with this picture?

  • March 24, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    No Gemma Arterton?

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Does Zeus' power reduction somehow un-resurrect her?

  • March 24, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Will we get to see Titans this time?

    by KilliK

  • March 24, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    *fart noise*

    by ApolloBrowncoat

  • March 24, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    "Clash of the Twotans" ?

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • March 24, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    "Clash of the Titwons" ?

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • and we get a wonderful view of her legs and ass was fapastic material.

  • March 24, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    "Rise of the Titans"

    by WriteForTheEdit

    I'll bet you five bucks, that's what they'll go with.

  • March 24, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Oh, hooray - he has a 10 year old son

    by cushing1967

    Cause that ALWAYS works well in adventure movies. Like the kid in - um - well - um You know I cannot think of a kid sidekick with the exception of Short Round that has not drained all the life from the movie. 'Yeah, well my dad's gonna kick your butt Hades' or somesuch.

  • March 24, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    No Gemma Arterton, eh?

    by kermit_the_fraud

    I guess Io reminded everyone that all she really wanted was to DIE. "Thanks for the resurrection there, Zeus. You're a fucking asshole."

  • March 24, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    According to IMDB, Gemma's in this...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...as she god damn better be.

  • March 24, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Wait, this one actually has a plot?

    by Durendal

    Well, that's a step up from the first, which seemed to be based on Harryhausen's version more than any mythology. Now the writers are using Olympus as a buttplug again, it would seem. Yay for turning great greek mythology into a godawful, completely fucking uninspired SFX extravaganza once again because you fuckwits can't come up with a decent plot or characters that have more dimension than gold leafing.

  • March 24, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    This movie needs Wonder Woman

    by The Krypton Kid

    Isn't it a WB production? Yeah, throw Wondy in it.

  • March 24, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Couldn't even finish reading the article...

    by Mickster_Island

    Barely cared enough to watch the first one...couldn't even muster a torrent of the remake...not gonna....whatever....

  • March 24, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Question for the old fogies...

    by V'Shael

    I saw the original Clash of the Titans when I was about 10. First ever pirate video I saw. I recognised Andromeda as the girl from "Black Beauty" (a TV series at the time). As such, I distinctly remembered the pleasant surprise when she got out of the bath, and turned to face the camera, bollock naked as they say, before the attendents wrapped the toga around her. Every copy of the movie I've seen since then, has a clear visible cut, between her getting out of the bath and walking up the steps arse on display, to being at the top of the steps and the toga just closing. Does anyone else remember seeing a version where her tits and bush were on display?

  • March 24, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    @Krypton Kid - I believe Wonder Woman prefers the nickname "Woman"

    by Mickster_Island

  • March 24, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Original CotT nudity

    by Gislef_crow

    There's a brief shot of actress Judi Bowker naked from the rear, with a brief bit of side/boob, then a sheet is brought up by the servant. No frontal nudity. The shot is cut in most airings, such as AMC and any other channel that doesn't assure "uncut" airings.

  • March 24, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    v'shael, I do not recall this nudity.

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    I saw this with my older brother when I was 8. I think such a sight would have burned into our brains.

  • March 24, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Does Hephaestus have the two robots that carry him around?

    by Frank Conniff

    He couldn’t walk on his own because Zeus threw him against the wall or something. I think one was gold and one was silver.

  • March 24, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    v'shael

    by cutest_of_borg

    Perhaps you are thinking of the scene in the Rome series pilot ep when Polly Walker (Atia) emerges from the bath full frontal. I do not recall bush in CotT back in the 80's. Believe me, it would have left an impression on a 14 year old boy.

  • March 24, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    writefortheedit

    by adml_shake

    IMDB isn't always right. They put peoples names with upcoming movies biased a lot of times of rumors (and don't always put the rumor tag on there). And WTF no IO? Count me out. She was the only thing that made the last movie even remotely watchable. I don't need to sit through another 90 minutes of watching sam worthington stumble around looking like he's in a daze about everything.

  • March 24, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I almost bought the remake for $3...

    by bubcus

    ... in the previously-viewed bin at the local video rental shop but my brother talked me out of it. He'd seen the movie and hated it. I don't know if I'll ever see it and so far no one I know has been happy with it (though moreso than how they felt about The Last Airbender).

  • March 24, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    bubcus....

    by kermit_the_fraud

    I'll just echo the sentiment: save the three bucks. You might need a half gallon of gas one of these days.

  • March 24, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    hey, it’s cutest_of_borg

    by Frank Conniff

    We used to talk about the LotR movies. Looking forward to The Hobbit?

  • March 24, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Netflix InstantWatch version has the boobies

    by old toby

    I know, as I just watched the Harryhousen version with my 11-yr old last month, and had no idea there was full frontal and backside. I couldn't grab the remove fast enough before he got a good look. He'll probably thank me for that later in life.

  • March 24, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    adml_shake: thanks for that info; didn't realize...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...and if it's no Gemma, then it's no sale. At least she'd make it a spank-worthy rental.

  • March 24, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Percy Jackson Series - But In 'Ancient' Times

    by jemagee

    So since this is a complete rip off of the Percy Jackson series of Books (a quintet that culminates with the Titans trying to over take Olympus but in the modern age) will Rick Riordan get due credit for the hack job?

  • March 24, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    v'shael

    by ragingfluff

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/barelyfitz/sets/72157604273040776/

  • You're fucking kidding me, right? You guys don't act professional, in defense of bad writing and bad reporting, you admit you're not professional, and yet you expect to get constant communications and reports from studios about when their projects start production? This is a joke, right?

  • March 24, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Perseus goes back to the Underworld for ANOTHER waste of time

    by D.Vader

    Another missed opportunity, like in the first one, to seek out his dead family I'm sure.

  • March 24, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    I agree with Killik

    by D.Vader

    That shot of Io and her legs WAS hot. It was the most memorable part of the movie.

  • March 24, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    We watched Clash of the Titans in middle school

    by Frank Conniff

    and I recall that the teacher covered the TV with a book or something during that bathing scene. Why do we prevent pre-teens from seeing nudity when they are the one who would appreciate it the most? It seems cruel.

  • March 24, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Saw both within 48 hours of each other.

    by Lemure_v2

    The original had the better story and there was more character in all of the plasticine models than in any of those CG monstrosities. Won't be bothering with the sequel, it sounds like a video game.

  • March 24, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Sounds fun as shit- bring it!

    by UltraTron

    If it's ten years later maybe we can have a better actor for persius this time? Isn't it funny how clash of the titans has the apex of armor design on film. A record previously held by Excalibur even in an age of 3 rings films. Yes clash of the Titans the remake has the best armor ever put on film. I can't wait to see gods in action with that armor

  • March 24, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    This gonna Suck

    by AlphaDean

    Does this plot sound similar to the plot of Percy Jackson or is it just me. I mean we even get Posiedon's Bastard and trip to the underworld

  • March 24, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    I'd bet that a sequel to The Lightning Thief would be more entertaining

    by Citizen Sane

  • March 24, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Armor does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    ultratron, I agree with you about EXCALIBUR having the best armor but not with CLASH OF THE TITANS taking the crown. I'd like to offer up a few other well armored productions if I may (which I would present as better examples than CLASH)...<p> Branagh's HENRY V... not fantasy armor but good proper plate and chainmail. KINGDOM OF HEAVEN DC... both in terms of quantity and quality there's a ton of steel in this movie. LORD OF THE RINGS... Weta workshop excelled with the workmanship of the armor in this film. The Uruk Hai stuff is particularly iconic. FIRST KNIGHT... just kidding!

  • March 24, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Cameras in the armor of Excalibur...

    by Mickster_Island

    I LOVE Excalibur and have watched it several times over the years and consider it to be definitive Arthur. But...you can see the cameras reflected in the armor.

  • March 24, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Clash of the Two-Tones...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...porkpie hat and checkered sneakers and skinny necktie wearing ska musicians from the early 1980's travel to the present day and have to battle Justin Beiber and Taylor Swift while the offstage voices of Kanye West and P Diddy bet "kwatloos" on the outcome.

  • March 24, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Reboot

    by donkingkong

  • March 24, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Worthington always plays the same character ZZZZZZZ

    by Mandolorian

  • March 24, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Total Crap

    by Charles_Corkey_Thatcher

    The Movie! This first one was really lame. It is pretty bad when you can't come up to Harry Hamlin level screen presence and Worthington fell well short. Just a straight up turd the first time around and now a sequal? Does the world really need Hollywood to blow millions of dollars on a piece of dogshit like clash of the titans 2? I would rather watch retarded people act under Michael Bay's direction. Transformers 4: The Rise of the Tards.

  • March 24, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Ugh...I got a headache just reading that thing...

    by David Ortiz

  • March 24, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    They set it 10 years later so he can have a kid with him?

    by Beezbo

    Beyond awful.

  • March 24, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Jason Flemyng was the best thing in the first one.

    by cookylamoo

    Maybe they could rescue him from Hades.

  • March 24, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    The Flash of the Titans.

    by cookylamoo

    Mercury comes to earth as the Scarlet Speedster.

  • March 24, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    If I had the balls I'd boycott movies for a year...

    by Andrew Coleman

    But I love movies too much. But Hollywood needs to figure its shit out. It sounds like the only reason this movie is being made is because the first one was kind of a hit. Instead of you know getting a good script together they just decided to go with every cliched shit possible. I only saw this movie once in theaters and the converted 3D almost destroyed my brain. I've not attempted to see the movie again. Probably never will.

  • March 24, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    No thanks, the first one was an abomination.

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Will not pay for another terrible movie.

  • March 24, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    No Gemma Arterton???

    by Thanos0145

    The best thing in the whole movie gets killed off again. Why did Zeus bother to resurrect her at the end of the movie then?

  • March 24, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    YESSSSSSS

    by dopepope

    I hope it has second rate add-on 3D and a giant monster that's all over the trailers but is in the movie a total of 13 seconds.

  • March 24, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    So the villain is Kronos King of the Monkey People?

    by pills_26

    Complete with 1930's elevator conductor uniform? Cause that's the one thing that would get me into the movie.

  • March 24, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    I hate how Hades is always a bad guy

    by Sardonic

    He's really more neutral than anything else, but they always make him the bad guy because he's the "god of the underworld", so naturally he must be super evil, right? I mean whatever, this move will be awful anyway. The last one's script/directing was atrocious, which sucks because it had a fucking great cast and good FX and art design. I'll wait it out for Tarsem's Greek mythology movie, which will probably anally rape both this movie and the original.

  • The original had that great shadow play and the creepiness that kept my face glued to the screen. The new one was just shit blowing up and people running around. No thrills at all. Less is more! However I did like the irony of Medusa being a beautiful woman but never being able to look at anyone. I thought at least was pretty cool. And accurate isn't it?

  • March 24, 2011, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Awww poor AiCN

    by Crooooooow

    Left out in the cold!

  • March 24, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    I was g

    by DrManhattansUnit

  • March 24, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    The sequel should be a revived Bubo killing the fuck

    by Dennis_Moore

    out of the first remake's entire Dramatis Personæ, with Letterier and his version of Abomination killed in effigy.

  • March 24, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Kronos is in it?

    by PhineasFlynn

    It'll be interesting to see how they work the lost guardian from the Green Lantern mythos into this. Yup, definitely needs Wonder Woman and the Amazons in it. In fact, why not scrap this and just make a COIE movie?

  • March 24, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    T'will be pure shit.

    by Skraggo

    Yeah, the target audience for a mythology adventure movie just LOOOOOVES the add-a-kid mentality. That's what was always wrong with the original movie. No smart aleck kid sidekick acting like a shit-for-brains who has to be rescued every five minutes, or worse --- somehow handily defeating grown men, seasoned warriors, and monsters in combat with his My Lil' Sword. You gotta be shittin' me with this. And yet, I'm not surprised. Also, are we going to have to sit through another 45 minutes of Perseus brooding and sulking around because he's a fucking demigod instead of a mortal? Terrible. What happened to the concept of Perseus as the Hero figure, fighting his way through all manner of monstrous shit in order to claim his destiny, his kingdom, his woman, and his divine birthright? This new Perseus acts like he'd rather chop off his own dick than step up to the plate and be a superhuman. I watched the remake out of morbid curiosity, and it was exactly what I expected it to be. This one's not getting my money or time.

  • March 24, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Jonathan Liebsman is a hack

    by Boondog

  • March 24, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    So fucking tired of Hades being the villain

    by Marat

    Now Ares too, do these assfucks even READ any of the myths, Hades had the fucking helm of invisibility and helped defeat them the first time, WHY would he be HELPING them? Lolol, gag me

  • March 24, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Sounds like crap

    by catlettuce4

    Still haven't seen the remake version. I don't intend to. Oh, and why is Worthington even in movies, he's a terrible actor (he doesn't act, basically.) Is Hollywood fooled, thinking people go to his movies because of him? He's always in these big budget effects films, he adds nothing and could be replaced by almost literally anyone else.

  • and Aussie accent back up on the screen.

  • March 24, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    In this one The Scorpions take their riders halfway acroos the river.

    by cookylamoo

    Then sting them to death.

  • March 25, 2011, 1:12 a.m. CST

    "Titan...ic"

    by Teddy Artery

    Oops.

  • March 25, 2011, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Clash was so bad I can't muster ANY interest in this sequel

    by Ecto-1

  • March 25, 2011, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Have you seen Worthington? He's a fat hobbit!!

    by Wookie_Weed

    http://tinyurl.com/64an2a5 How the hell are the gonna explain a chubby Perseus?

  • March 25, 2011, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Crap Of The Titans

    by Maxwell Bishop

    I'm amazed this gets a sequel. The remake was terrible. I was thinking about the house work I needed to do while watching it. That's pretty bad.

  • March 25, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST

    the only thing this ensures

    by Mr. Marbles

    is that there will never be a God of War movie, which, if done right, would be infinitely cooler and more entertaining. The only thing about this sequel that could possibly impress me would be if Pete Postlethwaite was returning. Because that's just the kind of miracle this needs to be good.

  • March 25, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Sounds Good but Still no desire to see

    by Wcwlkr

    The fact that Clash of Titans was showing on TV now and I still have no desire to watch it. Speaks volumes to my interest in this movie.

  • March 25, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Judi Bowker NEVER got naked

    by Edited_Out

    She refused. They used a body double. Not that it matters.

  • March 25, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    Pete Postlethwaite is dead

    by Spielbergs Furious Racism

    I don't mean just in the movie. He died.

  • March 25, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    v'shael: I remember

    by Sith Witch

    I DO remember the shot you speak of, because my mother tried unsuccessfully to block it from my view. However, I think it was trimmed a bit when it hit VHS, cable, laserdisc and DVD. The version I saw was on one of those big cartridge-based discs circa 1981. We need to go to that version to be sure!

  • March 25, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    if kids could do special effects...

    by mattforce7

    they'd do it like these movies

  • March 26, 2011, 12:28 a.m. CST

    clash remake was the worst ever

    by droids22

    And that medusa had a face that looked like it was cast out of porcelain. Absolutely no snake textures. Gonna do monsters do them right!

  • March 26, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    in the minority

    by longloaddropper

    Well I guess I am deep in the minority - - - But I sort of liked the Clash of the Titans remake - - - I know it had potential to be much better - but I watched it one saturday afternoon and thought it was stupid fun - - - I'd probably rate it at a 6.0 - - - Nothing special but not the complete train wreck everyone else sees it as - - -