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Clash of the TItans
« on: April 24, 2009, 06:38:08 PM »
I received this press release today from Warner Bros.  Maybe I'm missing it, but I don't see one mention of Harryhausen.



“CLASH OF THE TITANS” COMMENCES PRODUCTION
FOR WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES
 
            BURBANK, CA, April 24, 2009 – Principal photography will begin on April 27 on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ epic action adventure “Clash of the Titans,” being directed by Louis Leterrier (“The Incredible Hulk”).  The film stars Sam Worthington (“Terminator Salvation,” the upcoming “Avatar”) and Academy Award® nominees Liam Neeson (“Taken,” “Schindler’s List”) and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films, “The English Patient”).
            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.
            Leading the international cast is Australian actor Sam Worthington as Perseus, the mortal son of Zeus, king of the gods.  Worthington will next be seen in this summer’s “Terminator Salvation.”  Liam Neeson takes on the role of the mighty Zeus, and Ralph Fiennes plays the role of Hades, god of the underworld, who feeds on human fear.  Rounding out the cast is Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace”) as Io, Perseus’ mysterious spiritual guide throughout his journey; Mads Mikkelsen (“Casino Royale”) as Draco, who takes up his sword to join Perseus’ quest; Jason Flemyng (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) as Acrisius, a one-time king-turned-hideous beast; and Alexa Davalos (“Defiance”) as Andromeda, a princess doomed to lose her life if Perseus does not succeed.
Based on the 1981 film of the same name, written by the late Beverley Cross, “Clash of the Titans” is directed by Louis Leterrier from a screenplay by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi (“Aeon Flux”), story by Travis Beacham (“Dog Days of Summer”) and Hay & Manfredi.  The film is produced by Basil Iwanyk, who produced the drama “We Are Marshall” for Warner Bros. Pictures, and Kevin De La Noy, who last served as an executive producer on the studio’s blockbuster “The Dark Knight.”  The executive producers are Academy Award® winner Richard D. Zanuck (“Driving Miss Daisy”), who most recently collaborated with Warner Bros. on the comedy hit “Yes Man,” and Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and William Fay, who have teamed with the studio on such hits as “The Dark Knight” and “300.”
The behind-the-scenes team creating this mythical spectacle includes director of photography Peter Menzies, Jr. (“The Incredible Hulk”); production designer Martin Laing (“Terminator Salvation”); editor Vincent Tabaillon (“The Incredible Hulk”); Academy Award®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Topsy-Turvy,” “The Dark Knight”); Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Nick Davis (“The Dark Knight”); Oscar®-nominated prosthetics supervisor Conor O’Sullivan (“The Dark Knight,” “Saving Private Ryan”); Academy Award®-winning special effects and animatronics supervisor Neil Corbould (“Gladiator”); and Academy Award®-winning makeup and hair designer Jenny Shircore (“Elizabeth”).
            “Clash of the Titans” will begin filming in studios outside London and will later shoot in various locations in Wales and in the Spanish Canary Islands, predominantly on Tenerife, off the coast of Africa.  Further aerial work is set to take place in the diverse locales of Ethiopia and Iceland.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, “Clash of the Titans,” to be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 09:42:55 PM »
They will probably go CGI with it I bet.  It will probably look good but not as fun or cool looking as the stop motion that Ray did.   :-\
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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009, 08:45:34 AM »
Sounds more like they're lifting the plot from Disney's "Hercules" to me.
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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 01:53:45 PM »
They will probably go CGI with it I bet.  It will probably look good but not as fun or cool looking as the stop motion that Ray did.   :-\
I agree that this will be CGI film all the way and it will not have the same warmth that Harryhausen brought to the original.  David
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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2009, 12:52:52 AM »
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The behind-the-scenes team creating this mythical spectacle includes director of photography Peter Menzies, Jr. (“The Incredible Hulk”); production designer Martin Laing (“Terminator Salvation”); editor Vincent Tabaillon (“The Incredible Hulk”); Academy Award®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Topsy-Turvy,” “The Dark Knight”); Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Nick Davis (“The Dark Knight”); Oscar®-nominated prosthetics supervisor Conor O’Sullivan (“The Dark Knight,” “Saving Private Ryan”); Academy Award®-winning special effects and animatronics supervisor Neil Corbould (“Gladiator”); and Academy Award®-winning makeup and hair designer Jenny Shircore (“Elizabeth”).
           
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Looking at the above list I think there may well be a fair bit of puppet work in the movie. Hope so but I guess will just have to wait and see

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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009, 08:52:28 AM »
I'll probably go see it when it comes to the theaters.But it will never replace the Original Harryhausen Clash of the Titans  8)
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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2009, 10:02:19 AM »
Like playing vinyl or cds....cds may be more clear, but their warmth is absent.

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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2009, 02:59:02 PM »
I love the old Harryhausen stuff to be sure, but, Gollum in LOTR convinced me that there is plenty of room for CGI if it's done well.  What made the RH films good was not just the stop motion, it was the classic story and storytelling as well as the charm that they still have. If they can spin a good yarn, and capture some of that magic,  I'll definitely go to see it.
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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2009, 07:27:49 PM »
Sounds more like they're lifting the plot from Disney's "Hercules" to me.
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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2009, 08:05:05 PM »
I'm down with puppets .....  use th cg stuff to clean em up a bit .....    that would be the way !

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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2009, 10:32:16 PM »
It will be CGI all the way, half of the audience probably wont even know its a remake of one of the coolest movies ever! I love the Harryhausen stuff, as a kid I thought the Kraken was pretty much the most awesome thing I had ever seen!!
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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 03:51:36 PM »
They'll CGI the hell out of it and it'll look terrible :-[
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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2009, 09:14:15 PM »
Yeah, it will all be CG and it will have nothing to do with Harryhausens masterpiece.  They'll probably make it look alot more like what the actual myths say the monsters actually looked like, since Harryhausen did change them a wee bit.

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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2009, 03:58:49 PM »
Most all remakes are never as good as the originals, I wont go to the movies to see this, I'll wait til it comes out on video.
I probally wont like it, and more than likely try to compare it with the original with "Wait that didnt happen" or "That's not what it looks like".
I always do that with remakes.

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Re: Clash of the TItans
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2009, 12:16:36 AM »
TRUE CLASSIC.............

 

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