Is Sam Worthington  the new Russell Crowe? By the looks of this first official image from Louis Letrrier’s forthcoming Clash of the Titans, Worthington is channeling Crowe in Gladiator for his role as Perseus.

When news of a Clash of the Titans remake was first announced (my very first Screen Rant story!), I was highly skeptical of this new interpretation of Ray Harryhausen’s classic. Now, after seeing his image of Worthington, I’m pretty excited. However, I have only one qualm…

Worthington’s sword and shield aren’t half as cool as Harry Hamlin’s in the 1981 original!

Behold Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Avatar) as the mighty Perseus (click for larger image):

Now check out how cool Harry Hamlin looked back in 1981(note the awesome sword and shield)!

Pretty cool. While I really do love the original Clash of the Titans, I am willing to admit that it does have its flaws – Bubo being the main culprit. The remake was written by Lawrence Kasdan, the man behind Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Empire Strikes Back. (The Star Wars franchise definitely helped inspire the original Titans film, BTW:  I mean what is Bubo besides a winged R2D2?)

And is it just me, or does Sam Worthington always seems to have the same hair in every film he’s in?

This new interpretation of Clash of the Titans has a cast that includes Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes, as well as James Bond stars Gemma Arterton and Mads Mikkelsen.

I’m now really looking forward to this film – but only if it doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Clash of the Titans opens on March 26, 2010.

Source: Slashfilm