Gemma Arterton to play a demi-goddess in Clash of the Titans

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Empire magazine reports that Gemma Arterton is set to star as the demi-goddess Io in Louis Leterrier's upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans.

According to Arterton (Quantum of Solace), the remake of the 1981 Harry Hamlin fantasy movie differs from the original. "Obviously the story is the story, but it's much more about Perseus' mission and how he deals with being the son of Zeus and things like that, so it feels a little more about him and about the issues around that," she told the magazine.

Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation) is on board as Perseus, while Liam Neeson was supposedly offered the role of Zeus. In the wake of the death of his wife, Natasha Richardson, it's not clear whether he will commit to the role.