Clash of the Titans Adding More Gods & Maybe Going 3D?!
Normally when we hear about reshoots, it's usually a bad thing (e.g. The Wolfman), but this time it could be a very good thing. Hero Complex is reporting that Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans will be doing some extra shooting starting in January. Geoff Boucher caught up with Sam Worthington at an Avatar screening last night and got him to openly chat about what's going on. So why are they doing reshoots? "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." One of the many reasons I love Warner Brothers - they really care about the good movies they've got coming up.
Even though it's a few more months of extra work, Worthington is very enthusiastic about WB's decision, although it is very late in the game. "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." How are they going to pull that off? Are they going to have enough time to add the new scenes? They're going to have to make sure it gets done or we're not going to have a movie in March. Maybe they'll delay it until the summer? Worthington thinks all of this is a sign that "Warners and the producers are setting their sights higher for the film." Here's the best part about it:
"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."
Since we don't know too much about the script, it's hard to figure out exactly what he means by "gods and scenes" but I'm definitely excited to see more action, if that's what they're adding. As for 3D, I honestly don't think they'll have the time to add that. Remember Cabin in the Woods was pushed back an entire year so it could be converted to 3D. Is Warner Brothers really going to try and convert Clash of the Titans to 3D in only three months while adding the new scenes shot in January? I doubt it. But you never know? Maybe the success of Avatar and the buzz over its 3D is making them reconsider spending money to add it last minute.
I probably know what happened. Warner Brothers didn't initially think anyone would be interested in this remake. Typically their late-March movies are either hit or miss (300 being a hit, 10,000 BC being a miss) and they were unsure. But then they put out two trailers, both of which were very well received by fans, and now they're thinking this could be a hit. And now they're thinking about giving them a bit more money (that they made from The Blind Side this past month) and letting them reshoot to fix some trouble spots and add more "gods and scenes." Doesn't sound too bad to me. And as for the 3D, we'll let you know if that happens.