Clash of the Titans
is an American 1981 fantasy
involving the Greek hero Perseus
. It was released on June 12, 1981, and was a box office hit, grossing $41 million A novelization
of the film by Alan Dean Foster
was published in 1981.Warner Bros.
released a remake of the film
on April 2, 2010.
) locks his daughter Danaë
(Vida Taylor) away from mortal men to avoid a prophecy that he would die if his daughter had a son. While she is imprisoned, the god Zeus
) appears as a shower of gold and impregnates her. Acrisius later casts his daughter and her newborn son Perseus
out to sea in a wooden coffin, hoping to kill both and avoid his fate. In retribution, Zeus not only kills Acrisius, but also orders the god of the sea, Poseidon
), to release an ancient monster known as the Kraken
to destroy Argos. Meanwhile, Danaë and Perseus safely float to the island of Seriphos
and Perseus grows to be a strong young man.
Calibos (Neil McCarthy
), son of the sea goddess Thetis
), is a young man destined to marry Princess Andromeda
), the daughter of Queen Cassiopeia