Clash of the Titans (2010)

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    Whitestar

    Whitestar New Member

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    Clash of the Titans Remake

    Yes, that's right, a remake is currently in the works.

    Screenwriting hero Lawrence Kasdan has been tapped to pen "Clash of the Titans" for Warner Bros. Pictures. Basil Iwanyk is producing via Thunder Road.

    A remake of the 1981 cult classic, the story revolves around Zeus' son, Perseus, and his journey to save Princess Andromeda during which he must complete various tasks set out by Zeus, including capturing Pegasus and slaying Medusa. The original marked the final film on which Ray Harryhausen did special effects.

    Travis Beacham ("Killing on Carnival Row") wrote a draft.

    Lynn Harris is overseeing for the studio.

    For Kasdan, "Titans" is his first fantasy-style project since the early 1980s, when he wrote the screenplays for "Return of the Jedi," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark." He has since tended to write, as well as direct and produce, more earthbound fare such as "Mumford" and "Grand Canyon." He next exec produces the upcoming "In the Land of Women," written and directed by son Jon Kasdan, which bows Friday.


    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i674437445f73b54e6bdb2dc30d4fdf5a

    Let's hope it's better than the 1981 version. :)
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    Foxbat

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    Re: Clash of the Titans Remake

    The 1981 version had one thing going for it: Harryhausen's beautiful animations. Apart from that, it was nothing very special (although there are worse ways to spend a couple of hours and Medusa was an exceptional piece of work).

    I suppose we will have to put up with the usual fandabbydozy CGI in the new version. I, for one, feel a bit like a child in a sweetie shop and I'm absolutely gorged on Computer Imagery in film. I don't know how much more I can take. Ho hum.
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    PTeppic

    PTeppic Reetou Diplomatic Corp

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    Re: Clash of the Titans Remake

    I guess think Pirates-2's Davey Jones, with his head on upside down... (for Medusa, that is)
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    TK-421

    TK-421 I Do Not Sow

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    Alysheba

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    That looks really cool. I wish I had seen more of Pegasus though. :D
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    BookStop

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    I really hope it's good -
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    Connavar

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    Looks like God of War the movie ;)

    I dont really care for the new leading actor that Worthington he semi ruined T4 for me.

    I hope they dont give lame role to great actors like Neeson,Fiennes.
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    Culhwch

    Culhwch Not actually a dinosaur. Staff Member

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    'Titans Will Clash'? Come on, surely the 'This Will That' tagline has been well and truly played out at this stage...

    Looks like mild fun. I won't pay to see it at the cinema, though.
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    HareBrain

    HareBrain Lagomorphing Staff Member

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    Feels like a set of out-takes from LOTR, but with more sand.

    My prediction: pap.
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    Foxbat

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    I just wish they'd spend all that cash on something new and not another (yawn) remake.

    Won't pay to see this as it will just encourage them to regurgitate even more.
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    TK-421

    TK-421 I Do Not Sow

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    Liam Neeson plays Zeus. He's no Laurence Olivier but a fine actor nonetheless.

    Ralph Fiennes, who plays an excellent vilain, will play Hades.

    Gemma Arterton plays Lo. Danny Huston is Poseidon and Alexa Davalos is Andromeda.
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    HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Iago with a Blackberry

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    *Weeps bitterly* I've known about this remake for a while now and my feelings are still the same. It's a classic film, with classic Harryhausen monsters and beasties...leave it be! This will be the usual souped-up, Hollywood, CGI fest. Gah!

    Bloody remakes...

    Mind you, I thought Star Trek would be awful, and that was brilliant...hopefully I won't have to eat my words...
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    j d worthington

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    I side with Foxbat on this one: I'm bloody sick of remakes. Enough so that I have virtually stopped going to the cinema or renting new films, as either they are remakes, sequels, or incomprehensibly idiotic and flat-out stupid. The exceptions are too rare for me to bother at this point (which makes me rather sad, as I love going to see movies on the big screen).

    On this one in particular, even though this is certainly my least favorite Harryhausen film (that damned owl drives me up the wall!) I still think the original is almost certainly going to remain better than the remake. On the strictly technical point of appearance, it may be bested (though I'm not a big fan of CGI, either); but, given the abortions they call scripts these days, I have no hopes that it will even come close in any other way. I could be wrong, but I'm going to hear this one is effin' brilliant, from people whose judgment I trust completely, before I'll even bother watching it in any form (including television broadcast down the line), let alone seeing it in the theater.

    If I give the impression of being fed up... well, then I didn't express myself strongly enough.....
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    Wiglaf

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    Considering how worthless the first was across the board, it probably won't be any worse. Crappy overdone CGI in an otherwise mediocre movie might best horrible stop motion in an otherwise mediocre movie.
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    steve12553

    steve12553 The Enigma of Steel

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    I have to agree. By the time, "Titans" came out, I was a long way from the wide eyed child and looked for a little bit of story to my films. Remakes of even weak films are a scourge. There are probably some good books that were made into poor films that might be justified in being remade but Clash of the Titans was not a classic book, it was part of mythology that weren't put together in a classic book with this title. Surely an original title and going back to the source material would give them a reasonable film.
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    HareBrain

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    At least if they picked an original title it would have some hope of being accurate. Number of Titans clashing (or even appearing) in Clash of the Titans? Zero.
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    Rodders

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    I have happy memories of the original of this (and Warlords of Atlantis) when i was about six or seven. I've got no issue at all with this being remade. The FX will not stand up to todays standards, so why not? I'd even go as far as to say that this could be pretty entertaining.
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae Why?

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    Even though I've never seen the first one, I can sum my opinion up in a single sentence:

    Never watch a movie based off Greek Mythology.
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    dustinzgirl

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    CGI Blasphemy.

    THIS is the ONLY Clash of the Titans.

    And a pox on any who try to change it.

    I had it on laser disc.
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    Alysheba

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    I think that it will be interesting. Certainly the effects will be better however, if it is a success I wonder if Sinbad can not be far along after it.

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