I am somewhat suspicious that The Hollywood Reporter have revealed casting news for both War of the Gods and Clash of the Titans at the same time. However, it makes things interesting so I will put my suspicions aside.
War of the Gods and Clash of the Titans. Both Greek mythology-themed projects. Both currently in pre-production. Both inspired by 300 and both wanting to be released first.
THR say that Sam Worthington, who is mostly likely going to be huge by the end of 2009 after Terminator Salvation and Avatar, is in talks to play the role of Perseus in Clash of the Titans which will be directed by The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier. The film is a remake of the 1981 epic and tells the story of Zeus’ son Perseus and his battles against mythology beasts such as Medusa.
Meanwhile, Henry Cavill (The Tudors, nearly Superman in Superman Returns) is being lined up to play Theseus in War of the Gods. The film is about a war between Gods and humans.
At the moment Gods has the edge as it will begin filming in February and has a bigger budget ($85 million), whereas Titans has a smaller budget of $70 million and will start filming in April.
If you were a fan of the drama surrounding the 2008 Presidential Election then this epic battle may keep you interested in 2009. I suspect we will get accusations flying around that Sam Worthington has never put lipstick on a Minotaur, and that Henry Cavill has been associating with Hydra’s.