Clash of the Titans is set to hit cinema screens on April 2nd, nearly 30 years after the original movie was released, and I can’t wait to see Perseus pit himself against giant scorpions, creatures from the underworld, and massive sea monsters. The film is packed with stars, such as Sam Worthington, Qui-Gon Jinn himself, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Gemma Arterton.
Perseus, a God who was raised on earth as a man and is the son of Zeus (Neeson), has yet to grasp the immense power he has within himself to control his destiny. After being helpless to save his family from Hades and with nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a suicide mission to bring Hades down. If they are unsuccessful in their quest, Hades will overthrow Zeus and Hell will be unleashed on earth.
We follow Perseus and his group of warriors on their journey into the unknown, as they try to defeat Hades and many other demonic creatures. The Kraken makes an appearance, looking a lot better than the original monster, and more like something from Gears of War. Also trying to stop Perseus from succeeding in his mission, is the most memorable of the gorgons, Medusa, and the once king, now a hideous beast, Acrisius. From the trailers we can see that Pegasus has not been left out and i can only hope the annoying metal owl from the original film has been trashed. Concept designer Aaron Sims said that creating Medusa was the most difficult project he has worked on, with an early version looking similar to Voldemort from the popular Harry Potter books and movies.
The film is directed by Louis Leterrier, who took the helm after Stephen Norrington pulled out because he was not familiar enough with the 1981 version. Leterrier, best known for directing The Incredible Hulk, brought some of the hulks crew on board the Clash of the Titans behind the scenes team. Three new writers worked on the screenplay, along with the writer of the original film, Beverley Cross, to bring this classic up-to-date. We know for sure that the chess playing idea from the original has been removed by the new writers.
The sound track was going to be created by Muse’s Matt Bellamy, but with upcoming tour dates he wasn’t able to commit. So Incredible Hulk composer Craig Armstrong stepped in, along with Massive Attack’s Neil Davidge. . Director Letterier has already expressed interest in Clash of the Titans becoming a franchise, with a wealth of heroes and monsters to choose from for follow-up movies.
This movie looks set to blow the box office away, with its big budget, all action, 3D, reboot of a classic story.