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April 8, 2009

Clash of the Schindler's List veterans!

Schindler's List (1993) made Liam Neeson a star and introduced the world to Ralph Fiennes. Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the two actors will reunite, in a manner of speaking, for Louis Leterrier's remake of Clash of the Titans (1981). Neeson, who has spent the past few years providing the voice of Aslan in the Narnia movies, will play Zeus, king of the gods; while Fiennes, who has spent the past few years playing the evil Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies, will play Hades, the "ruler of the underworld who aims to overtake Zeus and rule over all." Zeus was played in the original film by Laurence Olivier, but the part of Hades is new to the remake, which can probably be taken as a sign of just how different this new film will be from its predecessor.

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Now I am even more excited about this. Fiennes is one of my favorite actors, and Neeson is excellent as well. They both are among the best Hollywood has to offer in terms of talent. Both are also usually fairly good at picking roles, so that is a good sign for the movie.