Wrath of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman and primary story/screenplay writer Dan Mazeau hope to deliver a 3D Greek mythological adventure tale that outdoes its predecessor (the Clash of the Titans remake), if only by having an unprecedented abundance of fantastical monsters wreaking havoc on the screen.
A new behind-the-scenes clip (complete with not-yet-seen footage) has been unveiled for the Titans sequel, focusing in particular on one of the more twisted Titans featured in the film: the Chimera, a furry and fanged two-headed beast that literally provides its own fuel for creating fire. All the Greek mythology experts reading this, feel free to take this interpretation of the creature as you will.
The effects on display in the latest Wrath of the Titans footage continue to impress, as does Liebesman’s decision to shoot the film more akin to an authentic swords and sandals epic (a la Gladiator) than previous ancient world fantasy flicks like Clash of the Titans or Immortals. While the director went overboard with the unrefined camera work in last year’s Battle Los Angeles, he looks to have learned some lessons about how to “correctly” use shaky cam techniques in Wrath.
As far as story and acting goes: Mazeau has become a hot-in-demand writer around Tinseltown, but Wrath will be a worthy litmus test for determining whether or not that’s a good thing. Stars Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington have previously made encouraging comments about the film’s screenplay, with the latter likewise promising an improved performance on his part. Of course, it would be strange for them to say otherwise.
We will see if Wrath of the Titans does indeed make for an entertaining viewing experience when it hits theaters (in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D) around the U.S. on March 30th, 2012.