Latino Review reports that Warner Bros. Pictures is interested in having “Sin City” and “Spy Kids” director Robert Rodriguez in charge of the “Clash of the Titans” remake.
Rodriguez had previous been in talks at Warner to helm either a live-action “The Jetsons” movie or a big screen version of “Land of the Lost” before he latched onto “Barbarella”. With the camp sci-fi remake now on hold for a while, this offer comes as little surprise.
The original 1981 classic is an adaptation of the classic Greek myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster in order to save the Princess Andromeda. Harry Hamlin, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Burgess Meredith, Ursula Andress, and a bunch of Ray Harryhausen stop motion animated creatures starred.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and Travis Beacham (“Killing on Carnival Row”) have both penned drafts of the script.
Update (11/6): AICN reports that Robert Rodriguez has confirmed that he was indeed looking seriously at the “Clash of the Titans” remake but had to bow out because the studio wanted to go pre-strike and Rodriguez has his own flicks he wants to move on before the actor’s strike, so he picked his own projects.