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Grab Bag: Synopsis for CLASH OF THE TITANS 2 hits; trailer for SET UP released

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 23rd, 2011

While the first film in what appears to be the ever-growing CLASH OF THE TITANS franchise was less than inspiring, with a cast now including Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell, and Rosamund Pike, the upcoming sequel does appear to have quite a bit going for it.

And now, thanks to Coming Soon, we finally know exactly what that will entail.

Along with announcing the involvement of Bill Nighy and confirming the return of Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Danny Huston, the outlet has revealed the first synopsis for the upcoming film, which has yet to find a title (WRATH OF THE TITANS has been talked about, but not yet confirmed). Check it out after the break.

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius.

Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld.

Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth.

Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Personally, the last thing that I honestly care about with regards to this film is its premise, as to say that the first film was light on story is an understatement.  However, the story itself does sound a bit more promising than previously thought, and with a great cast, my hopes for this film are relatively high.

In other news, the first trailer for the upcoming 50 Cent film, SET UP has been released, and while it may not be quite as bad as the trailer for THINGS FALL APART, this definitely isn’t a good piece of promotional material.  Oh, and did I mention this thing randomly stars Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe? Someone owes someone something apparently. Anyways, watch the thing and make up your mind for yourself.

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