May 1, 2011

Both Sam Worthington and director Jonathan Liebesman are committed to improving on the critical anti-darling Clash of the Titans in the sequel.  Sounds great to me, because I’m all in for an action franchise steeped in the melodrama of Greek myth.  The hyperstylized green-screen worlds of similar fare like 300 and the upcoming Immortals are appealing enough, but I like the physical approach of Warner Bros: “Let’s build massive sets on location.”  A man with a camera snapped a few photos of these sets in Spain; check out the results after the jump.

Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, and Liam Neeson will reprise their roles from the original, joined by Clash newbies Edgar Ramírez, Rosamund Pike, Toby Kebbell, and Bill Nighy.  The sequel, which may or may not be called Wrath of the Titans, is schedule for release March 30, 2012.

Spanish site Tumba Abierta (which I believe translates to “Open Grave”; awesome) posted these images and quite a few more at the site.  I believe the photos were taken on the island of Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands.  Clash 2 is also shooting in studios outside London and on location in South Wales.

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Official synopsis:

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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