The crew of Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans has been called back to active duty. The film — which has been in production over the past few months– is a remake of the 1981 Desmond Davis film of the same name, a loose retelling of the Greek myth of Perseus. Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and a slew of digital Gods and monsters, the big-budget flick is adding some new footage to be shot in January prior to the film’s March release.
Why is Leterrier doing reshoots? What’s this you heard about 3D being added to the mix? Everything you want to know about what’s going on with Titans is after the jump:
As any film geek worth his salt knows, reshoots are often a sign of a troubled production (or a crappy first cut of a film). So, should we be concerned about the state of Titans this close to its release? Not so much, says Worthington, who admitted the reason behind the reshoots while downplaying the direness of the situation while speaking to The L.A. Times:
“There were some creaky parts but they are the parts that we knew were creaky and that we knew were going to be creaky going into it. The studio is also letting us add some gods and scenes. And they’re talking about making the movie a 3D film.”
Worthington makes it all sound pretty pedestrian, doesn’t he? Notice how he slips in that bit about adding 3D to the film there at the end. This, of course, is something that Worthington’s intimately familiar with, having spent a good chunk of his recent career leaping about in a body suit-and-motion-sensor ensemble for James Cameron’s Avatar (heard of it?).
If you’re just hearing about Clash of the Titans for the first time, here’s the official synopsis:
In “Clash of the Titans,” the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.
As of right now, there’s nothing to indicate the film should be anything less than action-packed and fully entertaining: the recently-released trailer had us changing our tune from “Meh” to “Yes, please” about Titans. Adding 3D to the mix just sweetens the deal, so we’re considering ourselves fully onboard the project for the time being.
Stay tuned to Collider for more on Clash of the Titans as we ramp up to the film’s March, 2010 release date.