Danny Huston – currently attracting boos and hisses as the villainous Stryker in X-Men Origins: Wolverine – has become the latest actor to join the eclectic cast of Louis Leterrier’s remake of Clash Of The Titans. The 46 year-old, who specialises in baddies and slimy bureaucrats, will play the Greek God of the Sea, Poseidon, in the big-budget adventure movie, which started filming in London on Monday.

Jack Gwilim played the same role in the 1981 original, but we can only presume that Poseidon, who controls the deadly Kraken and has it off with the minging Medusa, has a larger role this time – hence Huston’s involvement.

Huston joins a bulging cast, including Sam Worthington as Perseus, Gemma Arterton as Io, Liam Neeson as Zeus, Ralph Fiennes as Hades, and Dirk Kuyt on the right wing. Alexa Davalos, Jason Flemyng, and Mads Mikkelsen round out the cast of a movie that could be utterly, utterly bonkers but brilliant. Fingers crossed.