Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Coventry Telegraph
It seems that just making one fantasy film just isn't good enough for film makers anymore. No, just about everyone in the industry hopes that they can milk a series of films out of any idea, and "Clash of the Titans" director, Louis Leterrier is no different.
Luckily for Leterrier, the vast history and writings of Greek mythology will give him more than a fair amount of subjects to tackle in any proposed sequels.
Recently the director of the "Titans" remake told MTV, "I'd love Clash to be a franchise. Clash is like creating your own world. It's like James Cameron with Avatar, he can explore different planets.
"Well, I can explore Greek mythology. You've got so many creatures, so many heroes, so many gods. You have Daedalus, Icarus, amazing stuff. You've got several worlds. I could spend the rest of my life directing Greek mythology movies and I would still not finish everything."
"If Clash does well and we're lucky enough to make it into a franchise, that's what I'd love to do. Before the gods, there were the titans, there were even bigger creatures and monsters. That could be something. It's ancient superheroes."
But before you begin to think that this is just wishful thinking on the part of Leterrier, the film maker adds that the execs over at Warner Bros have already inquired about how the film could launch the next "Harry Potter", "Batman", "Spider-Man", or, if the Gods are willing, "Star Wars" type franchise.
"We've talked about it loosely. Any movie of this size, [the studio wants] to know you won't hit a wall after your first movie. So they're like, 'If we green light your movie and give you the money, what's the idea for the sequel?'
"And you just give them some ideas. You draw an arc for your character. I'm not saying I know what exactly will happen to Perseus in the next two movies, but I know the direction and it's pretty exciting."
For those of you who may not be in the loop, "Clash of the Titans" was originally a 1981 fantasy film directed by Desmond Davis, produced by sci fi cinema legends Ray Harryhausen and Charles H. Schneer, that starred Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Maggie Smith, and Ursula Andress.
The film was the last to feature the superb stop-motion special effects of the legendary Ray Harryhausen.
"Titans" was a box office hit, grossing $41 million. The film has also been beloved by fantasy film fans for decades, due mostly to the creature designs, and effects created by Harryhausen.
Here is the plot for the remake:
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.
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