Clash of the Titans 2 Gets its Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Sam Worthington is closer to brooding his way through yet another Greek adventure with those pesky ancient Gods and monsters, because “Battle: Los Angeles” director Jonathan Liebesman (left) has signed on to direct the sequel to “The Clash of the Titans”.

The director and Warner Bros. have been talking about him helming the film for a while, but apparently there were sticking points that were finally solved. So what were those sticking points? Well, there’s of course money, but there’s also the fact that a lot of people don’t have a whole lot of good things to say about the first movie. Of course, that didn’t exactly stop it from making $163 million in the States and $328 million overseas, so whatever critics, what do you know?

The original, directed by Louis Leterrier, suffered greatly from shitty reviews and even shittier 3D conversion, so the idea for the sequel is to shoot it in 3D and nevermind all that conversion nonsense. Worthington has also said that he wants to show more emotion in the sequel, which hey, that’s not such a bad idea.

Liebesman will direct from a script by Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson, with both Worthington, who plays the Greek hero Perseus, and Gemma Arterton as his half-God, half-mortal love interest expected to return.

If Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures get their way, “Clash” will be ready for a 2012 release date. Of course, that’s if James Cameron doesn’t grab Worthington and force him to slave away at Pandora first…

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