Clash of the Titans Reshooting (Might Be In 3D)

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To kick off the week leading up to Christmas, Screen Rant has a couple of bits of info about the upcoming historical action epic, Clash of the Titans, courtesy of the LA Times Hero Complex. The guys over there got a chance to catch up with star Sam Worthington backstage at a special screening of Avatar, and the conversation turned towards Clash of the Titans.

Worthington said that Warner Bros. were so happy with what director Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) has done on previous films, that they increased the budget for Titans. This has lead to, that’s right, you guessed it – reshoots. Worthington said:

“We’re going to be going back and shooting more scenes for it, they cut loose with some money so we can add to it… We’re going to be shooting more scenes in January, so we’re going to be right up against it — the movie comes out in March.”

This reshooting news comes after similar news about the upcoming dark Western comic book adaptation, Jonah Hex, also set for reshoots in January. Now, with Jonah Hex it smells like trouble to me, particularly because a new director is apparently being brought in for the reshoots (not good…). But with Titans it sounds like more of a case of havingĀ  more money than they initially thought possible, and they just want to touch up certain things. I could be wrong, and maybe Worthington is just giving “nicey-nice” generic answers to cover up any trouble, but I honestly don’t think that’s the case.

Worthington continues with the reasoning for the reshoots, which includes a bombshell (sarcasm alert!) that the movie may be shown in another form than just regular 2D:

“There WERE some creaky parts but they are the parts that we KNEW were creaky and that we knew were going to be creaky GOING into it. The studio is also letting us add some gods and scenes. And they’re talking about making the movie a 3D film.”

So surprise, surprise, the studio is talking about converting the movie for 3D, even though it was never shot for that purpose. That means that any of the 3D moments won’t be to enhance the overall experience in any sort of subtle way, but will just be another case of the annoying-as-hell thing of stuff coming out of the screen at you for no good reason. I really don’t understand why every second blockbuster movie these days wants to jump on the 3D bandwagon – unless it was filmed for that purpose (Up, Avatar) then I just don’t see the point.

What do you think of Clash of the Titans reshooting? Signs of trouble or understandable since they’ve got more money than they first thought to play with? Are you happy the movie may be in 3D, taking into consideration it wasn’t shot in that form?

Clash of the Titans hits theaters on March 26th, 2010. With their January reshoot plan, they better hurry…

Source: LA Times Hero Complex (thanks to /Film)

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  1. If this is 3D, I will wait for DVD! So sick of it, I do not want to go to the cinema and have things hurls at me from the screen, I want to sit back and enjoy a movie! 3D doesnt add to the experience, it detracts from it.

    With one exception, the 3D in Avatar is spectacular. becasue it is a CGI film that lends itself very well to 3 dimensions, something which is mostly shot on real locations like COTT, it just ends up looking like a stupid gimmick!

  2. or…they can just write good stories and make original films!!!! hahhaah…whoops, they can’t do that…so, i’ll just stay outta the theater

  3. I dunno, it was one of my favorite movies as a kid. Not really a kids film, but hey :)

    Though, I will be looking for the 2d version!

    And “Damn the gods!” is a lot better than “Titans will Clash!”

  4. Unfortunatly you won’t be able to avoid 3D for much longer as tptb are ready to switch all films into 3D. Its only a few years away.

    Enjoy!

  5. i hate 3d please use the money to add new scene or more screen time for the film or more gods or creatures just no 3d.

  6. im done with 3d films. ill wait for dvd if they all go 3d.i hate going to the movies and have to wear these glasses that give me a headache.

  7. its a way to combat piracy.

    trying to get people to do the exact opposite and go see it.
    we have only ourselves to blame

    now..

    if in the future you can feel/smell/ experience the movie, now thatd be freaking sweet.

  8. wait so they plan on doing some reshooting 2 months before release ? we all know how that will turn out (see xmen origins) i just hope the reshooted stuff is exclusive to 3d (3d should be released maybe a month later then normal screening so that they can edit all the stuff properly)

  9. From the teasers shown this far it definitely doesn’t look like a bad film. Perhaps 3-D could be sandwiched in if they would use it to portray something unique, like the scenes where the gods are on their plane of existence. That would be very satisfying to me.

    If you have ever read or seen stories that tried to illustrate extra dimensions by either taking one away or putting a twist in -putting the gods in an extra dimension seems like the best science that got worked into a fantasy in a long time. Then again it probably will be added for the reasons others are saying. It’s moot to me anyway, I really can’t watch one of these 3-D extravaganzas my brain has a hard time with fake outs…

  10. SAMWOW IS GETTING ALL THE FILMS…