Clash Gets Reshoots, More Gods

At a special screening of “Avatar” on Friday night in Los Angeles, actor Sam Worthington tells The Envelope that Warner Bros. is so pleased with the work done on the upcoming “Clash of the Titans” that they’ve been granted additional money.

“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. 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” said the very enthused Aussie these about Louis Leterrier’s remake of the classic 1981 Greek myth-inspired fantasy epic.

Such a last minute rush for footage does make one wonder if there’s some lingering issues, a fact the actor candidly says “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.”

The addition of more Gods doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Hades (Ralph Fiennes) looks to have essentially replaced the original film’s antagonist Thetis (Maggie Smith), but the original also featured cameos from actors like Clare Bloom and Ursula Andress in several scenes as the likes of Hera and Aphrodite.

Several actors are listed as some of the gods like Zeus (Liam Neeson), Poseidon (Danny Huston), Apollo (Luke Evans) and Athena (Izabella Miko) but it seems likely their scenes will be extended while some other notable names can be brought on for a day or two of shooting to both help sell the movie and give Mount Olympus a more well-populated look.

The odd thing of the statement is turning the film into 3D, the up-conversion process takes several months at the present time so unless the studio is to delay the film I’d doubt that particular thing will happen.