We’re a little more than a week out from the release of Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to 2010′s Clash of the Titans. You may have noticed from the images and trailers released for the movie so far that Wrath has no shortage of mythological creatures wreaking havoc and making life a living Hell for our heroes. With all of those beasties vying for screen time, it’s tough to pick out just which one is responsible for all that destruction. Take for instance, the fireball pictured above, which comes courtesy of one of the more bizarre creatures from Greek mythology, the Chimera. This new creature featurette will teach you everything you need to know should you find yourself up against the fearsome fire-breather.
Wrath of the Titans stars Sam Worthington, Edgar Ramirez, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Rosamund Pike, Toby Kebbell and Danny Huston. The sequel opens in 3D on March 30th. Hit the jump to check out the featurette.
I’m writing to you this afternoon in the late stages of a full-on nostalgia buzz. The reason? Last night, I had the pleasure of taking in a performance of the Beauty and the Beast musical at St. Louis’ beautiful The Fabulous Fox theatre. Thanks to Belle’s “Little Town”, “Something There”, and the Academy Award-winning title track, I’m still giddy and in complete tune with my five-year old self nearly 24 hours after the fact. Now, if I could just get my hands on that old Proton Pack I used to lug around at all times, my return trip to the ’90s would be complete…
…In this week’s “Top 5″ you’ll find a collection of items from The Dark Knight Rises, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo interviews with David Fincher, Rooney Mara, and Daniel Craig, tidbits of news from J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek sequel, director Brad Bird talking about Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles sequel and more, and a recap of what has been yet another crazy week in trailers (Hint: there’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Prometheus, and Wrath of the Titans). Hit the jump for a brief recap and link to each.
Although Clash of the Titans 2: Wrath of the Titans won’t hit theaters until March 30th of next year, Warner Bros. has already given the go-ahead on a draft for the third installment. Screenwriters Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson have been tapped to begin work on Clash of the Titans 3. The studio must be happy with the work they’ve put forward so far, as both Mazeau and Johnson were co-writers on the Clash sequel. While Wrath of the Titans’s plot revolves around Perseus’s (Sam Worthington) rescue of Zeus (Liam Neeson) from Ares (Edgar Ramirez) and Hades (Ralph Fiennes), insiders report that a character from the sequel may play an important role in the third film. Hit the jump to read more.
John Madden’s The Debt is all about the sizzle. The growing tension behind even the most mundane acts – a handshake, a doctor’s appointment, the walk across a street… all-leading to an inevitable blow up. Three retired Mossad agents, celebrated for assassinating an in-hiding Nazi war criminal thirty years prior, must in the present – deal with the secrets and lies they have kept since that fateful day. The secret they are keeping can probably be inferred from that simple logline; but the film’s not so much about reveals and third act twists as much the growing burden of not only lying to others but to oneself.
David Peretz (played in the present by Ciaran Hinds, thirty years prior by Sam Worthington) in a more conventional film would probably serve as the hero. Soft spoken, enigmatic, do-gooder with a heart of gold. But here – it’s those very qualities that doom the poor guy. The toll of bottling up all those lies eventually becoming too much to bear. Instead of hero, David ultimately serves as a cautionary/tragic figure for the film. At the press junket for The Debt, Sam Worthington spoke about the difficulties in playing such an emotionally bottled-up character, how John Madden convinced him to star in the film and what types of films/projects interest him. Worthington (sporting a crazy wild man beard for the currently shooting Drift), also talked about what to expect in Clash of the Titans 2: Wrath of the Titans. For the full interview, hit the jump.