Today we have a quick but cool look at the production of the upcoming remake of the classic film, Clash of the Titans, starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator Salvation). In addition to this, we also have some new info from Worthington himself about the monsters of the film – the giant scorpions and the infamous Medusa – and the epic scope of it.
First up is some new set footage from Clash of the Titans. The video runs only about a minute long but it gives us a nice look into the filming of one of the more epic remakes in the pipeline – It’s just a neat teasing hint at what’s in store for us from director Louis Leterrier.
I won’t say anymore but rather just let the footage speak for itself. Thanks to MTV, take a look:
Now, about the monsters of the film, back in July we got a look at a Clash of the Titans set photo (shown below) that presented us with one of the huge scorpions that are going to appear in the film. In the original 1981 movie, Perseus (the character Worthington is playing this time around) has to do battle against some giant scorpions, and back then, the special effects and the spectacle were a sight to behold for audiences. With the special effects technology that’s available these days, that will be the case again for the modern remake assuming it’s not 100% CGI.
Again thanks to MTV (and First Showing), we have some more info about the nature of this Titans remake from Worthington. MTV got a chance to interview the actor on set of the film, where he said the following about the giant scorpions, the monster/villain, Medusa, and the scope of the film:
“What these guys and Louis [Leterrier] have set out to do is raise the richter [scale] to 11, in the sense of, the scorpions are the size of dump trucks, Medusa is a lot quicker and a lot more scarier, and the whole world itself is… big and epic in scope.”
Sam Worthington certainly looks the part – this project is sure to continue his rising success as one of modern movie’s new “go to” action stars. Terminator Salvation, the upcoming Avatar and then Clash of the Titans (he’s also rumored for the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake)? That’s an impressive list of A-list blockbusters for the Aussie actor who’s first role was post-2000.
With Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) at the helm for the Titans remake, I’m interested to see how it will turn out. The guy knows how to direct action (Hulk, Transporter 2 and Danny the Dog show that), and it’ll be interesting to see how he does with a period (albeit still epic action) film like this. I’m not usually down for remakes (if you’ve read Screen Rant for any length of time you should find that to be the general consensus :) ), but I’m willing to overlook that grievance because this one has such potential.
What do you make of the set footage for Clash of the Titans, as well as what Worthington has said about the movie?
Clash of the Titans co-stars Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Danny Huston and Jason Flemyng. It’s set for a March 26th, 2010 release.