On the heels of Latino Review's scoop that the Clash of the Titans remake was being fast-tracked into production at Warner Brothers and that director Stephen Norrington had dropped out, news arrives announcing the newest director. The Incredible Hulk's Louis Leterrier, known previously for the two Transporter films as well, has been quickly hired to direct Clash of the Titans. The film is a remake of the 1981 classic that featured Ray Harryhausen's wonderful stop-motion visual effects and told the story of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda. Can Leterrier move from Marvel's Hulk to Titans so quickly and succeed yet again? I think so!
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Collider reveals that three producers of the awesome spectacle 300 have picked Tarsem to helm their new project War of Gods, which will be filmed in a similar fashion. Pairing Tarsem's eye with the style of 300 is almost too good to be true. This announcement also seems to cement a new epic fantasy trend, considering recent news about the upcoming Red Sonja and Clash of the Titans remakes also in the works.
War of Gods deals with "battles waged by Theseus, a warrior from Greek mythology, who leads a fight against the imprisoned titans… unlike some mythological tales, gods fight alongside mortals." I'd start getting used to comparisons to Clash to the Titans. Interestingly enough, Warner Brothers considered buying the script for Gods and using it for its Titans remake. In the end, Relativity Media (who usually partners with Universal) acquired the rights to Gods, pitting the two studios against each other in what will be an interesting race to release, similar to what happened with Alexander a few years back. If that wasn't tense enough, Warner Brothers just announced that they've secured The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier for Titans. There seems to be epic battles on every front!
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There were inscriptions above the entrance of the Temple of Apollo at the Oracle of Delphi, and the two most famous were cautionary words of wisdom: ''Know thyself'' and ''Nothing too much.''
Those bits of ancient advice are worth considering as two Hollywood studios hope to launch film franchises that use Greek mythology as the unlikely premise for popcorn entertainment.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
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