Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace,” “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”) has joined the cast of the remake of the classic 1981 Greek mythology feature “Clash of the Titans”
Arterton will take the role of the demi-goddess Io. “My part is… the coolest part. 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” the actress told Empire Magazine.
She also claims the Louis Leterrier-directed new version is “much more about Perseus’ mission, and how he deals with being the son of Zeus”, indicating that it’s quite possible the Mount Olympus scenes will be scaled back.
Sam Worthington stars as Perseus in the remake which is scheduled for release on March 26th. She begins shooting her role in a few weeks in Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands.