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Hollywood comes to Tenerife again for Clash of the Titans 2
Tenerife picked for a new Hollywood film
The island of Tenerife has been chosen to be the setting for much of the action for a new Hollywood film being made now. Clash of the Titans was filmed here in 2009 and now the film crews and stars will be returning to make the sequel.
This is going to mean a huge boost to the island's economy and people are very excited that Tenerife has been chosen for the privilege of being the location where a lot of Clash of the Titans 2 is going to be filmed. The title for the sequel is Wrath of the Titans.
Clash of the Titans 2 poster
Tenerife Film Commission
Tenerife Film Commission have persuaded the film-makers to return to Tenerife and to take advantage of the stunning landscapes and scenery on the island for the backdrops to the action in this new fantasy film.
Mt Teide, Icod de los Vinos, Garachico and Guía de Isora are said to be some of the locations that will be used, and scenes will be filmed in mountain and forest settings.
Film stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes will be returning to their roles in the new movie but Jonathan Liebesman is going to be the replacement for Louis Letterier as director. Gemma Arterton was going to reprise her role too but according to reports she has decided to pull out of the film.
Work on Wrath of the Titans has already begun and the other locations where it is being made are London and Wales. Wrath of the Titans is actually going to be filmed using 3D technology and is scheduled to be on general release around spring 2012.
Clash of the Titans on Amazon
Local people are being hired to work as extras and this exciting news has been well advertised on the island. Casting auditions are taking place in Arico Viejo, El Médano and La Laguna over the coming week at time of writing, and successful applicants will be needed for the filming that will take place between 9 May and 15 June.
Men and women between the ages of 18 and 75, and children between 5 and 13 are wanted in particular by the film company, and men with long hair and beards are more likely to get chosen. No past experience is required for this work.
The dates and the locations for the castings are as follows:
- 6/4/2011, 10am-6pm, Cine Antiguo (Arico Viejo) – C/ La Degollada, 6 (the street opposite the service station)
- 7/4/2011, 10am-6pm, Asociación de Vecinos Bocinegro (El Médano) – C/ Uruguay (Avda. Marítima between C/ La Graciosa and Avda. Magallanes)
- 8/4/2011, 10am-6pm, Ateneo (La Laguna) – Plaza Fray Albino, 3
Applicants need to bring the following documents and identification: DNI/NIE (original and photocopy), social security papers photocopied, a Certificado de Empadronamiento, plus bank details.
Wages are being paid daily and all extras will be given an official contract. Under 18-year-olds must get parental consent, and this should be be sent in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright © 2011 Steve Andrews. All Rights Reserved.
Wrath of the Titans links
- Wrath of the Titans (2012) - IMDb
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. With Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Sam Worthington, Bill Nighy. 1
- Open casting calls for "Wrath of the Titans" in Tenerife, Canary Islands | Open Casting Calls