Clash of the Titans: Set Photo of Giant Scorpion

Published 5 years ago by , Updated September 17th, 2012 at 11:53 am,

clash of the titans sam worthington as perseus Clash of the Titans: Set Photo of Giant Scorpion

Today we have a new photo from the set of the upcoming Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Transporter 2) remake/update of Clash of the Titans. The image depicts a giant scorpion that was constructed for the movie (reportedly) on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

If you’ve seen the original Clash of the Titans, you’ll remember the giant scorpions that Perseus (originally played by Harry Hamlin) has to do battle with after he defeats (and collects the head of) Medusa. No telling if this remake will follow the original to the absolute letter, although I think we can speculate that scenes like battling the giant scorpions will raise the spectacle level, an inevitability when the studio has today’s amazing CGI technology to work with (although the original, I imagine, at the time would’ve been quite a sight to behold).

The giant scorpion snapped on the new movie’s set looks pretty bad-ass, and I imagine even more so when it’s been implemented into the final movie and in full action mode. Below is the new set photo (apologies for the small-ish size) plus a still from the original 1981 movie to compare:

Clash of the Titans (2010) scorpion set photo

clash of the titans original scorpion Clash of the Titans: Set Photo of Giant Scorpion

Clash of the Titans (1981) scorpion

The original Titans scorpion obviously looks a bit more impressive since it’s fully within the movie, in action with its pincers at the ready. The scorpion from the new movie doesn’t look as lively, but I’m sure that will change once it’s been brought to cinematic life!

With an impressive cast and some great images (one in particular of Sam Worthington in action), the remake of Clash of the Titans is shaping up very well, indeed. Leterrier is a choice of director I didn’t see coming for this project, simply because he’s only ever directed modern (action) movies. However, he has shown he really knows how to do action with the likes of The Incredible Hulk and the second Transporter movie, so I’ll be interested to see how he does his usual thing in a period setting.

Clash of the Titans stars Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Avatar) as Perseus, Liam Neeson as Zeus, Ralph Fiennes as Hades, Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) as Io and Danny Huston as Poseidon. It is currently shooting and is set for a March 26, 2010 release.

Sources: El rancor via ComingSoon

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  1. hmmm… I wonder if that scorpion is just a dead body of one they built on set. The colour makes me think that.

  2. Louis Leterrier to direct Dragonball Z reboot!

  3. Totally agree Air force; James Wong screw things up in that “Evolution” take of DBZ.

  4. It COULD be a dead scorpion. But I don’t imagine the other scorpions that are alive will look much different! :P

  5. This comes out next year and we have seen more of clash of the titans than Avatar. Saw worthington and it made me think of Avatsr, sorry.

  6. Agree Critic, good thing Comic Con is on it’s way. James Cameron MUST give us something before December arrives.

  7. I agree w/ Rob that its a dead scorpion, and the fact Neeson is playing is just perfect casting.

  8. Liam Neeson is great casting for sure. Him and what’s his name from The Island (ewan mcgregor that’s it) were the only things I liked about the latest star wars movies.
    That scorpion is playing dead – about to grip somebody u!

  9. Liam Neeson AND Ralph Fiennes? Win. I might actually see this now.

  10. That Scorpion looks tired from all the retakes and hard acting work…

    @The Critic, I don’t think Cameron wants to show too much of Avatar unless its in 3-D. He obviously wants the shock and awe factor going for him when the time is right. That could be next weekend as I’m sure the world is waiting to see if he’s going to revolutionise 3D.
    I read that he’s already shown 20 min of footage to several groups of theater owners and studio heads in hopes of getting them speed up the digital upgrades…
    I remember when he used to make movies, now he wants to change the world. Well see,,, ;-)

  11. Clash of the Titans is one old movie that does need a remake/upgrade badly.

    I don’t see much different between the scorpions but I’m sure even the 1981 scorpion looked “puny” when NOT captured by the camera ;)

  12. I’m too attatched to the original to be overly excited, but it’s looking like it’s worth a shot.

  13. @stuntman, it might not be a bad thing though, it doesn’t look like they want to bastardize the original, it’s just that with special effects today, they felt they could tell the story better while still respecting the original. And so far it’s looking good. Sam Worthington looks pretty bad ass and that scorpion looks pretty good. Then Liam Neeson as the icing on the cake? Don’t sound too bad to me…

  14. I get the feeling that shaky-cam will be involved. It’s a textbook way of saying “hey, the actors and effects are in the same shot, so it must be real”.

  15. i was a kid when the first one was out..i cant wait for this new version!!!

  16. I’m looking forward to Holmes and District 9 cj, but I’m also looking forward to some great dvds due out soon. BSG 4.5, Torchwood Children of Earth, Moon etc.
    And after watching season one of Oz I now must see all of that show. It never ends. :-)

  17. @iceman and air force one
    i agree with you about the DB movie, but it wasnt suppose to be a DBZ movie, it was suppose to be telling the story of when goku was a kid as in the original dragonball anime.

    p.s this movie looks awsome so far and i cant wait to see it on the beg screen.

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