Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes have joined the steadily-growing cast of Clash of the Titans, the Greek epic from Louis Leterrier which swops big green angry men for big normally-coloured angry gods – so you know it’ll be good.

Neeson will build on his experience of playing Aslan (aka Jesus) to play Zeus the Lightninger, the Thunderer, and head of the Greek pantheon, who is described, in a masterpiece of understatement, as “wise but ill-tempered”. Zeus is also the father of our hero, Perseus (Sam Worthington).

Fiennes is in final negotiations to play his brother Hades, the Silent One, the Host of Many, and ruler of the underworld. He’s hoping to dethrone Zeus and take his place on top of Mount Olympus.

Other cast members include Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton and Alexa Davalos, with shooting set to begin later this month in the UK. My excitement levels for this one have gone up a full two notches with today’s news: I’m looking forward to seeing more from this one.

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