Jonathan Liebesman Confirmed To Direct Clash of the Titans 2

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 11th, 2013 at 12:31 pm,

After Louis Leterrier declined to return for the inevitable Clash of the Titans sequel, Warner Bros. had to move on to other possible directors. Back in June we got word that Battle: Los Angeles director, Jonathan Liebesman, was at the top of a shortlist of directors – now it’s been confirmed that he will direct Clash of the Titans 2.

Heat Vision reports the news exclusively that Liebesman has signed on to direct the Titans sequel, after a summer spent negotiating a deal with the studio. Unsurprisingly, the reason for it taking this long was partly about money but also the issues of how to get around the negative opinions of the first film to try and better sell Clash of the Titans 2 to audiences.

Quick suggestion: how about actually shooting the film in 3D this time instead of giving us crappy post-conversion 3D?…

Well, that’s exactly one of the issues that will be dealt with in the most direct of ways. Back when Liebesman was in contention to get the directing gig we reported that the film will be shot in 3D, as is generally the hope amongst film fans, in this world where every second movie adds that third dimension.

On top of shooting the sequel in 3D, the studio has also attached some top talent to write the Titans 2 script in the form of Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson (after Green Lantern‘s Greg Berlanti worked on the treatment).

Mazeau has worked on the scripts for both The Flash and Johnny Quest, while Johnson wrote the horror/thriller Orphan and the upcoming Little Red Riding Hood. The writing duo were apparently brought on-board to hasten the writing process.

As I said when Liebesman first became attached to Clash of the Titans 2, he doesn’t strike me as the absolute right director to helm the sequel, simply because he’s not experienced enough with this type of movie. If they’re trying to vastly improve on the first movie then shouldn’t they get a director with more experience in the genre?

Liebesman has only really done horror films in the past, so him getting this gig suggests he did an amazing job on the expensive Battle: Los Angeles. He’s also bringing us a reimagining of Odysseus (also set up at WB), which he helped conceive and eventually sold to the studio. These are two projects we’ve yet to see in finished form, so perhaps I’m wrong and he’s the perfect choice to direct the Clash of the Titans sequel. We’ll just have to wait and see at this point.

Jonathan Liebesman directing on set of 'Darkness Falls'

In the acting department, it’s likely that both Sam Worthington and Gemma Arterton (amongst others) will return for the next Clash of the Titans. Although, in regard to Worthington, he also has Avatar 2 which will possibly start shooting late 2011, so Titans 2 will need to start shooting well before then.

Clash of the Titans 2 could start shooting in January 2011 and might hit theaters as early as Spring 2012.

Source: Heat Vision

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  1. i have no interest in this, the remake was crap.

    • well said :D sam worthington is a disgrace to all actors, ffs the prick cant even hold a neutral accent. terrible remake with even worse 3D, i will not be watching this or anything related to it or sam worthingotn ever again (unless it involves sam dying a brutal/horrific death :D

      • Tell us how ya really feel. LOL j/k

        • if i did i would probably end up under police watch ;)

  2. A sequel no one wanted, to a film no one enjoyed. Good call!

    • its all about the benjamins sam :(

      • The first one did ok business, but did it really make enough to warrant a 200 million sequel? if the sequel flops then they arent going to make the money they want.

          • Very true. They seem to be all about making money but surely they would make more green if they actually started producing more high quality products.

  3. man i HATED clash of the titans…just a god awful movie (pun INTENDED!)

  4. I enjoyed the remake enough to buy on BD, but I’m only interested in a sequel if they bring back The Kraken. Although, I know they won’t.

  5. Forget this sequel, how about a real God Of War Movie instead?

  6. So if “Clash of the Titans 2″ does well enough, will they go for the treble? Or do they cast Sam Worthington in a remake of “Jason and the Argonauts?” Discuss.

    • i would prefer a re-release of the 1960`s jason and the argonuts.i know it is on dvd but it would be cool to see it on a big theater screen.

  7. I thought Clash of the Titans was very entertaining! The movie was’nt intended to win an Oscar? i was more entertain watching than freakin’ HURT LOCKER!

    • and leave 3-d out of the process.