CS! sprach mit Sam Worthington...
[...] "I saw [it] the other day and I love it," says Worthington of Wrath. "I think it did exactly what I wanted. There were things about the first one that I felt that I, personally, could improve myself on and work a bit harder on."
Set ten years after the events of Clash of the Titans, the film revolves around Worthington's Perseus and his relationship with both his son, Helius and his father, Zeus.
"Even though we've got big-ass monsters and it's set in a Greek mythological world and it's a f--ing huge blockbuster, it's about a father and a son," the actor explains. [...]
CS! zeigt ein Szenenbild aus "Wrath of the Titans" mit Sam Worthington...
Heat Vision meldet... Titans will clash for the third time, if Warner Bros. has its way.
The studio, which is in post-production with Legendary Pictures on Clash of the Titans sequel Wrath of the Titans, is developing the next installment of the tales inspired by the Greek myths, even though Wrath doesn’t open until March 30, 2012.
Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson, who co-wrote Wrath’s screenplay with Steven Knight and also share story credit with Greg Berlanti, have been enlisted to develop and write a treatment for the threequel, which would continue the adventures of Perseus, played by Sam Worthington.
Insiders say that Agenor, a sidekick-like character played by Toby Kebbell, may also figure into the new story, as the second movie leaves the door open for the character’s return.
The producing team behind Wrath, Basil Iwanyk and Polly Johnsen among it, would return for the new installment should it go forward as would Wrath Jonathan Liebesman, though no deals are in place.
Titans, directed by Louis Leterrier, grossed $163 million domestically and a whopping $330 million overseas.
Wrath again reunites not only Worthington but Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Danny Huston as Greek gods, and throws in actors Edgar Ramirez, Rosamund Pike and Bill Nighy among others.
Mazeau and Johnson are not a writing team but became one for the Titans movies. Both were well-liked by Warners: Mazeau, repped by CAA and Circle of Confusion, worked on The Flash and Jonny Quest for the studio while Johnson, repped by Paradigm, worked on 2009's The Oprhan and 2011's Red Riding Hood.
TumbaAbierta.com zeigt neue Bilder vom "Clash of the Titans 2"-Set auf Teneriffa...
TumbaAbierta.com zeigt Bilder vom "Clash of the Titans 2"-Set auf Teneriffa...
CS! berichtet über den Produktionsstart von "Clash of the Titans 2"...
Director Jonathan Liebesman has come a long way from his first film Darkness Falls as he's now being put in charge of much bigger budget high-profile projects in recent years. After directing modern-day Marines fighting against aliens in the upcoming Battle: Los Angeles, Liebesman is transitioning to ancient Greek warriors fighting against Gods and mythological creatures in the sequel to Clash of the Titans, taking over the reins from director Louis Letterier who Liebesman attended NYU with many years ago and considers one of his mentors.
Earlier today, Liebesman told ComingSoon.net that the actors have already been in training for three weeks with plans to start shooting the film in ten short days in order to make its March 23, 2012 release date, while Liebesman has been traveling to the Canary Islands and all over England and Wales looking for interesting locations to shoot the movie.
"It's going to be a much more natural gritty, grounded fantasy movie," he told us earlier. "Just think 'Gladiator' with lots of creatures, I'm excited. It's a good opportunity to do something awesome with some great actors in a great genre." [...]
DH meldet... The Tenerife Film Commission has persuaded the makers of the upcoming sequel to last year's "Clash of the Titans" remake to return to the island reports RTVC.
The Commission says they expect the "Wrath of the Titans" production to generate around five million euros of business for the island, particularly in towns such as Icod and Garachico.
'Clash' was shot on the island in 2009, a lot of the filming taking place around the volcanic landscapes of Teide National Park which will once again feature prominently in the film.
Warner Bros. Pictures has moved Clash of the Titans 2 up a week from March 30 to March 23, 2012. This is the same date as Lionsgate had scheduled the Gary Ross-directed The Hunger Games. [...]
Deadlinemeldet... Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures is near a deal with Barney's Version star Rosamund Pike to play the role of Andromeda in the Clash of the Titans sequel. Pike has been on the radar since the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day and has done a succession of indie films. Pike had been mentioned in speculative stories about who might get the lead in Zack Snyder-directed Superman films opposite Henry Cavill. Scratch her off the list, she'll be busy in this Warner Bros film instead, which stars Sam Worthington and will be directed by Battle: Los Angeles helmer Jonathan Liebesman. Andromeda (played by Alexa Davalos in the original, who was unavailable for the sequel) is a major role and had the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow mentioned as possibles. She's repped by UTA, Magnolia and United Agents.
CS! meldet... TheWrap reports that Carlos star Edgar Ramirez is in negotiations to play Ares in Clash of the Titans 2, while The Sorcerer's Apprentice co-star Toby Kebbell has been offered the role of Agenor.
The site adds that Bill Nighy is being courted to play Hephaestus, while Captain America star Hayley Atwell is on the short list for the role of Andromeda. Other actresses being considered for the role are Georgina Haig, Janet Montgomery, Dominique McElligott and Clemence Poesy.
To be directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures sequel will again star Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. It is expected to go into production soon for a March 30, 2012 release.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set a March 30, 2012 release date for Clash of the Titans 2 (AKA "Wrath of the Titans"). The other film scheduled for that date is DreamWorks Animation's The Croods, voiced by Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener and Emma Stone.
Jonathan Liebesman will direct the sequel to Clash of the Titans, which earned $493.2 million worldwide and carried a budget of about $125 million. [...]
Der Belfast Telegraph zitiert Liam Neeson...
Liam Neeson has promised the Clash Of The Titans sequel will have some action-packed scenes.
The Irish actor will reprise his role as Greek god Zeus in the eagerly anticipated follow-up, Wrath Of The Titans, and is excited about it.
"I've only read half of the script and there is still some work being done - they're on script 10 - but I think it's going to be some kick-a** stuff and a very human story to it," he said.
Liam, who was honoured with the Variety award at the Moet British Independent Film Awards in London, revealed filming is expected to kick off next spring.
"We will start next March. I'm very much looking forward to it. It's a whole revamping, you know," he added.
Asked if Wrath Of The Titans, which will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman, would be shot in 3D, he said: "I don't know the answer to that."
Sam Worthington (Perseus), Gemma Arterton (Io) and Ralph Fiennes (Hades) are attached to the sequel, which has a tentative release date of Spring 2012, with James Franco reportedly in talks to play Poseidon's son Agenor and Javier Bardem as Ares, god of war.
MTV sprach mit dem Regisseur Louis Leterrier über die 3D-Konvertierung und den Stand der Dinge in Sachen Sequel... [...] As for the "Titans" sequel, Leterrier won't be directing (his former student Jonathan Liebesman is), but he is executive producing... and he says things are already well underway. "The script is in, they've started prepping. Aaron Sims, the creature designer for the first one, has done some creatures and world creation. They're shooting in February, I think."
CS! sprach mit dem Produzenten Basil Iwanyk, u.a. über das Sequel... [...] "'Clash of the Titans 2' will go February 1st in the UK. Jonathan Liebesman, who just did this movie 'Battle: Los Angeles', is directing it. We're on early prep on that. It's a huge movie and we want to do a much better job on it," he told us. "Listen, we're prideful people and we want to win and the 3D really helped us in a lot of ways, but we also took a lot of heat for it. I think for my own career and my own sense of purpose, I want this movie to rock... and it will."
One of the questions many people will have is who may be returning, since they introduced a fairly large band of men around Sam Worthington's Perseus, who (spoilers!) were mostly killed off. He confirmed the return of Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson as Hades and Zeus respectively and that there were three key new roles. "Some of the Gods are (back)," he confirmed. "Sam's back, Gemma Arterton, Ralph and Liam's back, but we have a whole new group of people. I think we learned a lot from the tone of the first one, whether or not it got too serious or got too jokey, and it's a really cool group of guys and three new big roles that I think will be movie stars, and we have high expectations for it, we really really do. The design work looks great and it's going to be a whole different set of muscles to be flexed than 'The Town.'"
We also wondered whether they would be able to top the movie in terms of some of the crazy locations they filmed in order to create a mythological world. "That's something that we're very proud of, and at this point, we're thinking right now, 'Where do we go that's just as insane and crazy and cool?' Not for a month but even for a week to capture like we did in Ethiopia on the first one, but yeah, it's going to be a big and sprawling, the same kind of vibe." [...]
24 Frames meldet... Jonathan Liebesman has signed a deal to direct a sequel to "Clash of the Titans" for Warner Bros. and Legendary.
Liebesman had been in contention to nab the directing gig since early June, with negotiations stretching through the summer. Money was a factor, as was the hurdle of overcoming the negative perception of this year's initial installment.
The movie, a remake of the 1981 original, became a worldwide hit for Warners, grossing more than $491 million, although it garnered many negative reviews.
The studio is hoping to right the wrongs, shooting it in 3D (as opposed to have it added during postproduction, as with the first movie) and tapping some of its top scribes to work on it.
Greg Berlanti, one of the writers of "Green Lantern," Dan Mazeau, who worked for Warners on "The Flash" and "Jonny Quest," and David Leslie Johnson, writer of "Red Riding Hood," the studio’s horror thriller starring Amanda Seyfried, worked together on the treatment, with Mazeau and Johnson now writing the script.
Stars Sam Worthington and Gemma Arterton are among the actors expected to return for the second installment.
Liebesman, repped by CAA and Principato-Young, nabbed the gig from the strong footage execs saw of "Battle: Los Angeles," the director’s upcoming "Black Hawk Down"-style alien invasion movie from Columbia, which showed he could handle large-scale action and intense visual effects. The footage also impressed at Comic-Con, where is stood out from forthcoming wave of alien invasion flicks.
Capone von AICN sprach mit Gemma Arterton... Capone: When CLASH OF THE TITANS came out, so much was written about that film in terms of the 3D conversion and the many story changes and reshoots. Were there any surprises for you when you saw what the finished film was?
GA: [laughs] Well I'm making the second one, so I have to be careful... Capone: Ah, okay.
GA: ...but it was a completely different movie to the movie that I read originally. Capone: Well what's interesting is that the DVD has just come out and people are watching it going "Wow, this movie actually looks pretty good when it’s not in 3D."
GA: Yeah, it was brilliantly shot. We had a great cinematographer, and I remember seeing bits and bobs and thinking "Wow, it’s beautifully shot" and then I just thought "Why are we putting it in 3D?" But then you know... It kind of lent itself... When I saw it in 3D I thought, "Well, actually I kind of get why they are doing it, and also, people won't be able to pirate it," and I get that, but I think if we make the second, it will be shot in 3D. Capone: That seems to be the way that people are going these days.
GA: Yeah, I think especially with that type of fantasy epic action movie, I think it kind of lends itself to that. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es Auszüge aus einem Interview mit Sam Worthington... [...] Worthington spoke about his upcoming film work, including a sequel to Clash of the Titans that he says will begin shooting early next year:
"[It} will be 3D this time," said Worthington, making it clear that he himself wasn't happy with the post-conversion process of the first film, "Shot in 3D. Do put that in and make them f--king aware... When I read Clash 2, they came to me the other day. I said, 'I kinda dig where it's going, but can we make the character more of this? Can we make it more of that? Can I get to play a lot more and get involved and have a lot more f--king fun than just being a young man who has to stand there and look pretty?' I'm sick of doing that, so it's kind of a case of, 'How do we make Perseus a lot more fun?' So we're sort of shaping it down that track. And Warner Bros. has been nice enough to give us a bit on input."
Worthington also touched upon the changes that Clash of the Titans went through between the script and the screen.
"The movies always change. It suddenly became a rolling, runaway train in some parts. In regards to the conversion, I'm a Jim Cameron boy, so people know my opinions." [...]
24 Frames meldet... "Clash of the Titans 2" is seemingly turning into a bigger priority by the day.
Producers, along with executives at Warner Bros. and producer Legendary Pictures, have been busily meeting with directors, with an eye to shooting the sequel as early as January.
A number of filmmakers are in contention for the job, but one name that's risen to the top of the list is Jonathan Liebesman. Originally a horror director -- he made "Darkness Falls" and the 2006 "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" prequel -- Liebesman has re-fashioned himself as an action director. The filmmaker has a movie called "Battle: Los Angeles" -- about an alien invasion in this fair city -- coming next year. He's also onboard for another classic action tale (or an action tale set in a classic period) at Warner Bros: a re-imagining of "Odysseus" with the producers of "300," which Liebesman helped conceive and then sold to the studio.
The new director on "Clash 2" would of course replace Louis Leterrier, who opted not to direct the follow-up to his recent film.
Warners and Legendary have reason to move quickly on "Clash 2." The original (that is, the 2010 remake) pocketed a nice chunk of change -- $162 million domestically and a solid $325 million overseas, on a budget of only about $125 million. And this one will be shot in 3-D -- none of the conversion stuff. That means the movie could be more expensive, but at least it won't get hammered for its look. [...]
Heute startet die "Kampf der Titanen"-Neuverfilmung in den deutschen Kinos...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Harry Knowles...
Die Warner-Presseagentur meldet... Warner Bros. Pictures und Legendary Pictures kündigten an, dass der Spielfilm "Kampf der Titanen" weltweit in 3D starten wird. Gleichzeitig kommt auch eine 2D-Fassung in die Kinos.
Dazu sagte Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures: "Wir haben mit der Umwandlung von 2D in 3D bereits gute Erfahrungen gemacht, wie z. B. bei dem Film 'Der Polarexpress', bei ausgewählten Szenen in 'Superman Returns' sowie bei den abschließenden beiden 'Harry Potter'-Filmen."
Fellman fügte hinzu: "Wir entwickeln die 3D-Technik ständig weiter. Das Resultat werden wir in 'Kampf der Titanen' präsentieren - mit Bildern in der derzeit optimalen Qualität. Aus der Vergangenheit wissen wir, dass unser Publikum auch die RealD- und IMAX-Fassungen schätzt, und unsere Filmstaffel enthält jede Menge Möglichkeiten, um den Multiplex-Zuschauern diese wunderbaren Optionen anzubieten."
Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Picture Group, sagte: "3D begeistert uns außerordentlich - wir freuen uns, dem Publikum in aller Welt dieses prächtige, mitreißende Kinoerlebnis nahe zu bringen".
In der diesjährigen Filmstaffel von Warner Bros. Pictures finden sich folgende weitere Titel, die (neben der 2D-Fassung) in 3D gestartet werden: "Cats & Dogs - Die Rache der Kitty Kahlohr" (5. August), "Guardians Of Ga'Hoole" (OT) (14. Oktober) und "Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes - 1" (18. November).
Warner Bros. Pictures arbeitete bei "Kampf der Titanen" im 3D-Bereich mit der Firma Prime Focus zusammen - sie lieferte zusammen mit anderen die visuellen Effekte zu "Avatar", der in der Kategorie Beste visuelle Effekte für den Oscar nominiert ist.
CS! meldet... [...] We're still waiting for confirmation that Warner Bros' remake of Clash of the Titans has indeed been pushed back to Easter weekend to give some extra time for its 3D conversion as we reported earlier. [...]
Hero Complex sprach mit Sam Worthington über Nachdrehs... [...] "We're going to be going back and shooting more scenes for it, they cut loose with some money so we can add to it," [...]
Worthington went on: "We're going to be shooting more scenes in January, so we're going to be right up against it -- the movie comes out in March."
I had to ask: Is it really enthusiasm that is behind the mad scramble? From the outside, last-minute returns to the set look like signs of trouble. Worthington conceded that the January labors will help fix up some problem areas of the film, but he insisted that the new money and the new filming opportunity are signs that Warners and the producers are setting their sights higher for the film.
"There were some creaky parts but they are the parts that we knew were creaky and that we knew were going to be creaky going into it. The studio is also letting us add some gods and scenes. And they're talking about making the movie a 3D film."
DailyPost.co.uk berichtet über weitere Drehorte... A HOLLYWOOD blockbuster being filmed in a North Wales quarry is set to channel over £1.25m into the local economy.
Preparation works began at Dinorwig quarry last week for the remake of the 1981 movie Clash of the Titans.
The film is set to bring a string of big names to Dinorwig [...]
First Hydro, owners of the Dinorwig site, were paid £50,000 for the use of its land, which will go towards community grants. The company’s Tony Thomas said: "This will be a big economic boost for the area. We stipulated that Warner Brothers hire cars, Portacabins and security from local companies and use local hotels and food suppliers - 90% of the firms should be from North Wales. [...]
The 10-day shoot involving around 200 people will not take place for another four weeks. [...]
Warner Brother’s location manager, Phil Hounam, said: "At a conservative guess, we will be spending at least £1.25m locally."
"We are doing the majority of filming in Tenerife and the landscape should link well with the quarry here, where we shall be filming numerous scenes including battles, stunt work and hand-to-hand fighting."
Mr Hounman added that crews are also set to film in the woods in Newborough on Anglesey. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es die beiden Bilder von Sam Worthington als Perseus nun auch im Hires-Format...
Bei EW.com gibt es ein weiteres Bild von Sam Worthington als Perseus...
Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf das erste offizielle Szenenbild werfen, welches im Empire Magazine veröffentlicht wurde...
Bei Crave Online gibt es Bilder von den Dreharbeiten, u.a. Sam Worthington im Kostüm...
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Sam Worthington... Q: [...] You're doing another big fantasy project right now with "Clash of the Titans," right?
Worthington: We're filming it, at the moment. Q: What attracted you to that?
Worthington: Who wouldn't want to run around in a dress and kill the Kraken. That's the appeal. I read the script and was jumping around the bed with a ruler, and my girlfriend was looking at me like I'm nuts. She said, "This is the one you're going to do, isn't it?," and I said, "It's deep, trust me." But, I had a take on it that I gave (director) Louis Leterrier and the studio, and they were mad enough to let me loose and see if it can work. Q: How will it differ from the original?
Worthington: We've been filming it for two weeks now and I'm more bruised and battered than I was on "Terminator." We've taken on Medusa, we've taken on the witches, and then we just kill everything else. It's a bit more brutal. There's no togas, or there's very little togas. I said, "I'm not wearing a toga. Bugger that!" You can't look manly in a toga, I'm sorry. I couldn't do it. Louis is a very good action director, so it's going to be exciting and big, and my job is to bring the heart. Q: How different is your character, compared to Harry Hamlin's performance?
Worthington: I'm going to play it exactly the same. [Laughs] Q: What's your take on Perseus?
Worthington: It's hard for me to discuss that because I'm in the middle of it. It's something that, when we go and promote that movie, I can tell you whether it worked or not. I'm in the middle of discovering whether the take is gonna work. [...]
Danny Huston is getting wet for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.
Huston has been cast as Poseidon in "Clash of the Titans" opposite other Mount Olympus power players Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. Sam Worthington, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng and Alexa Davalos also are in the cast.
The retelling of the Perseus myth, directed by Louis Leterrier ("The Incredible Hulk"), began shooting Monday outside London. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es folgende Pressemeldung zum Drehbeginn...
Principal photography began Monday 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 (upcoming Terminator Salvation and 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 (Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (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 (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. 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.
Kampf der Titanen DVD & Video
Kampf der Titanen (2010) Regionalcode 2 FSK: Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren Darsteller: Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Alexa Davalos, Ralph Fiennes Regie: Louis Leterrier Erscheinungstermin: 10. August 2010
Kampf der Titanen (1981) Regionalcode 2 FSK: Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren Darsteller: Sir Laurence Olivier, Ursula Andress, Harry Hamlin Regie: Desmond Davis DVD Erscheinungstermin: 23. Juni 2006