Liam Neeson is set to portray the battling god Zeus in Warner Bros. and Legendary's Greek-god epic Clash of the Titans, directed by Louis Leterrier.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neeson is playing Zeus, the wise yet sometimes ill-tempered king of the gods and father of Perseus (Sam Worthington).

Ralph Fiennes is in negotiations to play Hades, ruler of the underworld who aims to overtake Zeus and rule over all.

The two actors join Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton and Alexa Davalos in the production, which begins shooting later this month in the U.K.