Titans Sequel Prepping For January

Now this is surprising. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are not only moving forward with plans for a sequel to this year’s “Clash of the Titans” remake, the studio seems to have made it a major priority.

In fact, The Los Angeles Times reports that the pair are planning to begin shooting the sequel as early as January with Jonathan Liebesman (“Battle: Los Angeles,” “Darkness Falls”) the top contender to direct. He would replace Louis Leterrier.

Despite weak reviews, ‘Titans’ is one of the year’s biggest earners with a $486.8 million worldwide haul thus far from a relatively modest $125 million budget.

The plan for the sequel is properly shoot in 3D, and part of the reason for the hurry is to lock in star Sam Worthington. The Aussie actor gets to work on the “Avatar” sequel which will likely shoot sometime in the second half of 2011.