Crafting a new version of Clash of the Titans shouldn’t be a difficult task. You’ve got a hero, a quest, a few monsters and a handful of gods and humans kicking around as interested parties. It’s fun stuff, as long as the proportions are all correct.
The first time this story was told, by writer Beverly Cross and director Desmond Davis in 1981, the result wasn’t good by any stretch, but it had an undeniable charm. Thank the loving stop-motion animation from Ray Harryhausen, in part. But that film also felt like myth, even if it was myth stripped down and dressed back up as a studio picture.
This version, directed by Louis Leterrier, is a lot like his last movie, The Incredible Hulk, if you replaced the personality of Edward Norton and Tim Roth with a flatline piece of work by Sam Worthington and big extra dollop of CGI. The original had a host of good actors gamely working with the material; this time most are hiding behind wigs and make-up, likely hoping they end up on the cutting room floor where a lot of the movie’s connective tissue seemingly lies. Read More »
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Latino Review is reporting a rumor that Louis Leterrier, director of The Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans, is circling a big screen adaptation of Brian K Vaughan‘s Y: The Last Man. If you haven’t yet read the series, pick up the paperback (or the new hardcover) of the first volume, as I very highly recommend it. You may recall that Eagle Eye/Disturbia director DJ Caruso was orginally trying to get the film into production with actor Shia LaBeouf. Screenwriters Carl Ellsworth and Jeff Vintar contributed drafts, as did comic co-creator Vaughn, but in the end the project fell flat.
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Warner Bros has released 41 production photos for Louis Leterrier‘s remake of Clash of the Titans. The film screened for press this past week. I haven’t seen the film yet but I’ve heard it isn’t that great. At ShoWest, I did see a 7-10 minute presentation of post production-converted 3D clips from the film, and the 3D looked pretty flat and unnatural. Check out the full gallery of production photos now, after the jump, along with the production notes for the movie. Click on the images to see the high resolution images.
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Warner Bros wants audiences to know that Louis Leterrier‘s Clash of the Titans remake is being released in digital 3D so they created the “very subtle” new posters and banners to promote the release. Check out the new “The Clash Begins in 3D” advertising art after the jump. Click on the images to enlarge and see the super high resolution digital photo files. Did I mention that Clash of the Titans is now going to be released in 3D?
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Late last night we ran info about the rumor that Matt Bellamy from the band Muse would be doing supplemental music for the Louis Leterrier remake of Clash of the Titans. Quotes from Bellamy suggested that it wasn’t happening. Thanks to an interview Leterrier did today with MTV, we know for certain that Bellamy is not part of the equation. Instead, the film will have Craig Armstrong‘s score (as we pointed out last night) and supplemental music from Massive Attack.
“Craig [Armstrong], he was going to write the score and Matt Bellamy was going to come in and do… maybe 30 minutes of music,” Leterrier tells MTV. “Craig Armstrong is still doing the score and I called my friend Neil Davidge from Massive Attack to replace Matt for the areas that Matt was doing. So it’ll be Craig Armstrong and Massive Attack, which is pretty exciting.”
Additionally, there were rumors that Warner Bros. was interested in doing a last-minute conversion to 3D. That isn’t happening, says Leterrier. “We tried [to do 3-D for Clash]. We tried hard. We just won’t have time,” Leterrier says. “Maybe we possibly can re-release it in 3-D.”
Warner Bros has released the first official poster for Louis Leterrier‘s remake of Clash of the Titans. Head on over to ComingSoon to see it in larger resolution. If you haven’t yet seen the teaser trailer which was released last month, check it out here.
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Warner Bros has released the first teaser trailer for Louis Leterrier‘s remake of Clash of the Titans. With speed ramp, heavy guitar riffs, and fast paced edits, this definitely isn’t “your father’s Clash of the Titans”. And I’m not really a fan of the “Titans will Clash” slogan. I know a lot of you will probably be impressed by this trailer, calling it “bad ass”. But for me, much of the low-fi magic that made the original special appears to be missing from this version, instead replaced with loads of CG and Lord of the Rings-style flyby shots. It could just be the “lets appeal to the mainstream Mountain Dew drinkers” edit. Who knows what the actual film will look like… We’ll see. Watch the trailer for yourself after the jump. And leave your thoughts in the comments below. I look forward to a lot of you explaining why I’m wrong. Bring it on…
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Earlier today I posted about a comment that director Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) made during an interview with the Los Angeles Times, while on the England set of his latest film Clash of the Titans. There were also a few other interesting tidbits have emerged from the interview concerning Leterrier’s future with Marvel, The Incredible Hulk 2, The Avengers and his thoughts on the early designs for The First Avenger: Captain America. Read the full interview over at LATimes, or check out the highlights below:
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