News of the “Clash of the Titans” remake surfaced a while ago, after the mega success of Zack Snyder’s “300”. It sent studios scurrying to find anything they could sell as “the next ‘300’”. And what better property than one that is already established, and could dramatically be improved upon using today’s effects? Now it looks like Warner Bros., who recently lost out on the hullabaloo surrounding “War of the Gods” (here), has fast-tracked the “Clash of the Titans” remake, and they’ve got Louis Leterrier, who recently kinda smashed the box office with “The Incredible Hulk” to direct a script by fanboy fave Lawrence Kasdan.
Variety breaks down the “Clash” remake and “War of the Gods”:
Both pictures are expected to use the greenscreen techniques that gave “300” a complex look at a reasonable budget.
“War of Gods” is a mythological tale set in war-torn ancient Greece, as the young warrior prince Theseus leads his men in a battle against evil that will see the gods fighting with soldiers against demons and titans.
In “Clash of the Titans,” Perseus, the son of Zeus, must overcome a series of obstacles to save his beloved Princess Andromeda, including cutting off the serpent-tressed head of Medusa, who can turn a man to stone with a single glance.
Now add these two to the upcoming “Conan” remake, the upcoming “Red Sonja” remake, and the upcoming “300” sequel, and it’s looking like the next few years are gonna be stuffing swords and sandals and CGI down our throats. Leave it to Hollywood to jump on the bandwagon instead of coming up with something new.