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Worthington Joins Clash Of The Titans
Plus Henry Cavil leads War Of The Gods

06 November 2008  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: Variety

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Up-and-comers Sam Worthington (Termintor: Salvation, Avatar) and Henry Cavill (The Tudors) are both in talks for a heavy dose of mythological mayhem, taking up the toga as two of ancient Greece's greatest heroes. Cavill is in negotiations to play Theseus in Tarsem Singh's War Of The Gods, while Worthington is mulling over the role of Perseus in Louis Leterrier's upcoming Clash Of The Titans remake.

For those less familiar with Grecian legend, Theseus was an Athenian king, whose accomplishments include being the son of Poseidon, navigating a tricky labyrinth and slaying an angry minotaur. In Tarsem's film, though, the chiseled hero will go head to head with the titans, elder gods who were overthrown by the Olympian pantheon when Zeus and the crew took over. Clash Of The Titans, on the other hand, pits the last of the titans - scaly sea-dweller, the Kraken - against Perseus, the son of Zeus, rider of pegasus, slayer of Medusa and all-round mythological golden boy.

A clash it may be, too. Both films are looking to enter production in early 2009 and with both also planning to utiliise the same green screen techniques that fuelled Zack Snyder's 300, we could be looking at a big old Olympian smackdown when the two hit cinemas.

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Hope this bloke's worth it........
I've seen nothing but hype about Sam Worthington for months now, yet has anybody actually seen him do his thing? Last time Hollywood got this excited about a new guy (before proving himself) was Orlando Bloom, and look how that turned out!. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 00:38 on 07 November 2008 | Report This Post

all we need now is to find someone muscular enough to fill Heracles' toga. also... fanboys? Greek mythology has fanboys? The mind, it boggles. More

Posted by Adrian at 19:57 on 06 November 2008 | Report This Post

well...........
isn't this just shameless cashing in on what ended up being a just alright film? don't get me wrong, love a bit of classical drama, but i'd prefer somethin a bit more original in terms of approach to production, not just 300 with gods. More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 12:27 on 06 November 2008 | Report This Post

i can already see the fanboys lining up to shit all over him More

Posted by Hughezy at 10:15 on 06 November 2008 | Report This Post


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