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In a press release from Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today that the sequel to last years 'Clash of the Titans' has begun principal photography. Directed by Jonathan Liebsman ('Battle: Los Angeles'), and featuring Sam Worthington reprising his role as Perseus, the film is currently being shot in studios outside of London. Now, before the anguished fanboy cry of "WHHHHYYYY GOD WHHYYYYY???", let's just remember that the first film made nearly $500 million worldwide from a budget of only $125 million... and it did it with what was quite possibly the world's worst post-conversion 3D.
Originally titled "Wrath of the Titans" (presumably changed to cash in on the original's success), the sequel picks up a decade after the original, with Perseus - the demigod son of Zeus (played by Liam Neeson) - living the quiet life of a fisherman alongside his 10-year old son, Helios. However, the peace doesn't last very long (when does it ever?) and with mankind's faith in the gods wavering, the gods are slowly losing their power and control over the imprisoned Titans and their leader, Kronos - father to Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. When Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and the god of war Ares (Edgar Ramírez) make an unholy alliance with Kronos, all hell is released on Earth and Zeus is captured. Perseus joins forces with the fierce warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy) to venture into the underworld, rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans, and save mankind.
The film is slated for a March 2012 release in both 2D and 3D, although there is still no word yet on whether or not it will be filmed in 3D from the start, or whether they will try to once again to convert the footage in post-production.