Louis Leterrier Will Not Return for Clash of the Titans Sequel
After making a whopping $380 million at the box office with much thanks to a hasty post-production 3-D conversion to lure in fans of the new 3-D trend in Hollywood, it was pretty much a no-brainer that a sequel would be on the way to the brainless flick Clash of the Titans. Well, Deadline confirms that Warner Bros will indeed be crafting a follow-up to the mythological beast-battling-movie and while Sam Worthington and almost every other surviving cast member will return for the sequel, director Louis Leterrier will not be directing this next one. Depending on whether you liked the film or not, this could be good or bad news.
But of course, for those of you who really enjoyed Clash, Leterrier's absence probably isn't going to ruin your enjoyment since the film was such a bland cookie cutter piece of action that it doesn't matter who directs the sequel. Seriously, all that build up to the Kraken that took longer to come out of the water than it did for Ferris Bueller to jump a fence, and he crushes a few people and then turns to stone? Greg Berlanti will write the story and WB is already looking for a director to get this in line to shoot before Worthington moves on to the Avatar sequel with a hope to release as early as spring 2012. Leterrier will stay to executive produce.
Meanwhile, WB is also prepping a sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, that movie that was in 3-D before that was the cool thing to do. However, the original film's star Brendan Fraser is leery about jumping on-board the sequel, not because the first one sucked, but because the studio may want to bring in a director other than director Eric Brevig who's busy working on Yogi Bear. Fraser is loyal to Brevig and is apparently resisting New Line's push for a director like Brad Peyton (Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore). But really, this is too much serious consideration for a film no one gives two shits about anyway, so whatever.
But let's get back to Clash. Who would you want to direct the Clash of the Titans sequel instead?