- Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Alexa Davalos, Danny Huston, Izabella Miko, Jason Flemyng, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicholas Hoult, Pete Postlethwaite, Hans Matheson, Polly Walker, Liam Cunningham, Luke Treadaway, Luke Evans, Nathalie Cox, Tamer Hassan, Kaya Scodelario, Vincent Regan, William Houston, Ian Whyte, Martin McCann, Jamie Sives, Robert Roman Ratajczak, Tine Stapelfeldt, Peter W. Kelley
- Director: Louis Leterrier
- Writers: Travis Beacham, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Beverley Cross
- Producers: Kevin De La Noy, Basil Iwanyk
- Executive Producers: William Fay, Jon Jashni, Karl McMillan, Thomas Tull
- Art Direction: Troy Sizemore
- Castings: Elaine Grainger, Lucinda Syson
- Costume Design: Lindy Hemming
- D.O.P.: Peter Menzies Jr.
- Editors: David Freeman, Vincent Tabaillon
- Makeup: Jenny Shircore
- Music: Ramin Djawadi
- Production Design: Martin Laing
- Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
A remake of the1981 film of the same name which itself is based on the famed Perseus story from Greek mythology. 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.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Ethiopia; Iceland; Surrey, UK; Tenarife, Canary Islands; Wales, UK
- MPAA Warning: Fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality
- Production Budget: $70 million
- Production Companies: Legendary Pictures, Thunder Road Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures
- Production Schedule: 27 April 2009 - July 2009
2010 Guide Analysis: "Nearly thirty years on the cult classic original still has many fans today thanks to its great stop motion effects and delightful blend of camp with classic Greek mythology. From a brilliant acting turn by Harry Hamlin's nipples, to Maggie Smith as the bitchy goddess Thetis, 'Titans' represented the bodice-ripping sword & sandals genre at its escapist height - no deep issues of politics, slavery or religious difference, just flat out fantasy entertainment. Still, even the most loyal fans would be hard pressed to argue that it's a great film by any means.
On the surface Leterrier's remake at least seems to understand the appeal of the original and doesn't try a straight out remake. Instead we get a new adaptation with the emphasis moved toward a lot more action and intensity than the often leisurely paced original, while adding some new elements not seen in the previous film (e.g. Hades). It's an obvious effort to try and capture the box-office appeal of "300", but 'Clash' holds a lot more promise as it has neither the overly stylised visuals of Snyder, nor Frank Miller's right-wing politics that often made that film both ridiculous and offensive.
Both trailers so far have had me and quite a few people I know literally salivating - impressive reinventions of the creatures, an interesting new take on the Greek Gods (thankfully no "Troy"-esque excisions here), and most of all a sense of high adventure fun. "Terminator Salvation" was built on a brand and "Avatar" hid his face behind a blue alien for much of its runtime, thus 'Clash' marks the first real test of Aussie hunk Sam Worthington as a Hollywood action hero. Armed with a buzz cut and growl, the man looks every bit the hero even in an armored skirt that tends to lift slightly.
The question here is Leterrier. When it kept to the human element his 2008 take on "The Incredible Hulk" worked just fine, but once things turned computer-animated they became ridiculous and silly. Seemingly having learned his lesson, the director is very adamant about using effects only where needed here and the hope is that when he does use it he doesn't make the mistake of so many action directors who don't give their monsters any real physical weight or inertia. The MTV-style editing and music is a mild cause for concern, but hopefully that's simply the marketing."