Bill Nighy is the latest in a long line of actors to sign up for the sequel to the much maligned Clash Of The Titans.
The veteran actor will be playing the fallen god Hephaestus (he’s lame in Greek Mythology, no word if he will be in the film). He joins an ensemble cast that includes returning faces Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Danny Huston (although in the cases of Neeson and Huston, their appearances in the first film were brief if that). Also on board are newcomers Rosamund Pike, Toby Kebbell and Edgar Ramirez.
Set 10 years after the first movie, we catch up with Perseus (Worthington) who’s trying to live a peaceful life as a fisherman and father to his son Hellus.
Naturally, trouble is a-brewing and Perseus gets dragged in to a struggle for supremacy between the weakened gods and the leader of the imprisoned Titans, Kronos father of Zeus (Neeson), Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Huston).
Hades and Zeus’s son Ares betray the other gods and hatch a plan with Kronos to imprison Zeus. Step up Perseus, who, with the help of Andromeda (Pike), Hephaestus (Nighy) and Poseidon’s son Argenor (Kebbell) journey into the underworld and rescue Zeus.
Jonathan Liebsman is the man behind the camera (he also did Battle: Los Angeles out last week) and filming’s already begun just outside London and will include various locations in the UK. Oh yeah, and also Tenerife.