Briefly: Yesterday a quote from Michael Bay surfaced in which the producer/director said that the Platinum Dunes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, produced by Bay and to be directed by Jonathan Liebesman, would feature characters that are “from an alien race.” Fans of the property flipped out a bit, but at the time Bay hadn’t taken to his own forums to respond.
Now he has, and his statement is about what you’d expect:
Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.
The new TMNT film is written by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec and we know little about it, other than characters from the early issues of the comic series will appear, and Paramount has planned a Christmas Day 2013 release date. And while we’re on the subject, I’d like to direct you to this related Onion article.
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I’ll say this for Jonathan Liebesman‘s Clash of the Titans sequel Wrath of the Titans: the movie really doesn’t look to skimp on the creatures and mythical monsters. Not only that, but it gives the returning Sam Worthington a haircut that is really worthy of the legacy of Harry Hamlin’s style from the 1981 Clash of the Titans. (Not sure that’s a good thing, actually.)
Anyway, the sequel has Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes reprising their roles as Zeus and Hades, and adds Toby Kebbell and Rosamund Pike, both of whom get a couple good shots in this new trailer. But most of what this new look affers is monsters, monsters, monsters. Which is a big part of what we really need from a movie like this, after all. Check it out below. Read More »
There is finally movement on the new version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that Platinum Dunes and Paramount have been assembling.
Jonathan Liebesman, director of Battle: Los Angeles and the Clash of the Titans sequel Wrath of the Titans, is now in talks to direct the new TMNT film written by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. Read More »
Does Warner Bros. not care if anyone watches the trailer for Wrath of the Titans? Less than an hour after the trailer debut for The Dark Knight Rises — the most anticipated trailer release in many months — and at the same time as Fox’s first look at Prometheus, the studio has also dropped the first footage of the sequel to Clash of the Titans.
Wrath of the Titans looks like it has gone all-out to include as much stuff as possible, but that may just be how the trailer is cut. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011 by Angie Han
2011 was the biggest year ever for sequels, with a record-breaking 27 scheduled to hit theaters. And while it’s too early to say exactly how many we can expect in 2012 and beyond, judging by posts like this one it seems safe to say that the trend won’t be dying down anytime soon. After the jump:
- Entertainment Weekly unveils the first look at Sam Worthington in Wrath of the Titans
- Sony registers domain names for the as-yet-unannounced Insidious 2
- Steven Spielberg’s longtime producer Kathleen Kennedy says Jurassic Park 4 is still looking for “a great script”
- Kennedy also says the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin could hit as early as Christmas 2014
- Bradley Cooper reveals that The Hangover Part III could start shooting in L.A. in September
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Warner Bros. is hedging its bets with the Clash of the Titans series. The first film — well, the first film in this current incarnation of the series — was directed by Louis Leterrier and earned nearly half a billion dollars worldwide despite becoming a poster child for terrible post-converted 3D. That was enough to put another movie into production right quick.
The sequel, Wrath of the Titans, is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and written by Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson, and Steven Knight with story credit given to Greg Berlanti. Warners must be happy with how that sequel, now in post-production, is shaping up, because Mazeau and Johnson have been hired to write a provisional Clash of the Titans 3. Read More »
I’m not certain that I’d say Battle: Los Angeles director Jonathan Liebesman truly delivered with that ground-level aliens attack movie, but he certainly made an impression on Warner Bros. The studio already has the guy directing the Clash of the Titans sequel that is wrapping this week. As a follow-up to that picture, he is now signed to make an “epic-sized” account of Roman leader Gaius Julius Caesar. Read More »
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The sequel to last year’s Clash of the Titans began shooting over a month ago, and the first handful images from the film’s set in Tenerife have just been released. (The film is rumored to be called Wrath of the Titans, but as that title has not yet been confirmed, I’ll stick with calling it Clash of the Titans 2 for now.) The sequel features several members of the Clash of the Titans cast, including Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston and Ralph Fiennes, as well as a handful of new stars. Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: LA) replaces Louis Leterrier as director. Check out the photos after the jump.
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