With the rebooted “Clash of the Titans” franchise now seemingly done and dusted, the 2010 film’s director Louis Leterrier has spoken openly about that film’s technical issues whilst out promoting his latest directorial effort “Now You See Me”.
Released a few months after “Avatar,” ‘Clash’ became both the guinea pig and poster child for bad 2D-to-3D feature film conversions. Infamously rushed through the process in a couple of weeks, the result was a visual travesty which was also not helped by a sub-standard film that paled compared to the cult 1980s film that spawned it.
Speaking with The Huffington Post, Leterrier said the turbulent process was why he didn’t return for the sequel “Wrath of the Titans”:
“It was a very tough experience. I was literally thrown under the bus…I still have a good relationship with Warner Bros., but at one point it was like, ‘Yeah, Louis chose the 3D.’ And I was like, ‘No, guys, I didn’t choose the 3D. I actually told you it’s not working. I couldn’t control it. I said don’t do it.’
It was famously rushed and famously horrible. It was absolutely horrible, the 3D. Nothing was working, it was just a gimmick to steal money from the audience. I’m a good boy and I rolled with the punches and everything, but it’s not my movie.”
Source: The Huffington Post