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Monday, 30 March 2009

Gemma Arteton to star in Clash of the Titans remake

Gemma Arterton is set to star as the demi-goddess Io in Louis Leterrier’s forthcoming remake of Clash Of The Titans. Arterton showed up at the Jameson Empire Awards to pick up the Best Newcomer award. She spoke to Empire magazine about the sword and sandals remake.

“My part is... the coolest part,” she laughed. “Io’s not in the original film. Perseus falls in love with her and then [CENSORED FOR TINY SPOILER]. It’s a really great part.”

According to Arterton, though, Io’s presence isn’t the only thing about the movie, which is, of course, a reimagining of the 1981 Harry Hamlin ‘classic’ in which Perseus embarks upon an epic quest, part of which involves killing the evil Medusa and the dreaded Kraken.

“The script is very different,” she continued. “Obviously the story is the story, but it’s much more about Perseus’ mission, and how he deals with being the son of Zeus, and things like that, so it feels a little more about him, and about the issues around that.”

Sam Worthington is on board as Perseus while Liam Neeson was reputed to have been offered the role of Zeus. However, given his current tragic circumstances, it’s not yet known if he will commit to the role.

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