Louis Leterrier Blasts 'Horrible' 3D in His 'Clash of the Titans' Remake
It's been a few years since the remake of Clash of the Titans from director Louis Leterrier hit the big screen, and while he may not be fully recovered from the critical lashing the film took, the filmmaker has come to terms with one of the film's shortcomings and talks about it openly and honestly. One of the most highly criticized aspects of Clash of the Titans was the abysmal 3D conversion done in post-production, and now Leterrier has spoken out about the decision to convert the film to 3D, and talks about how it was nothing more than a gimmick to boost box office and get more cash from the audience. Sounds about right.
Leterrier recalls his attitude at the time the film came out at The Huffington Post:
"It was a very tough experience. I was literally thrown under the bus for something that ... 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.'"
So what does Leterrier really think about the 3D conversion? Well, it's not pretty:
"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. Clash of the Titans is not my movie. And ultimately that's why I didn't do the sequel.
It's a fun action movie, all in all. Some people are really happy with the movie. I tried to do the best I could, but it was not the best experience of my life, I must say. I wasn't protected. Talking about surrounding yourself with the right people -- I felt like I was really thrown at the wolves."
Honestly, the 3D isn't the only part of the problem, so I'm wondering if there's anything else in the film that makes Leterrier say, "Clash of the Titans is not my movie." If anything, we're glad Leterrier is honest enough to speak his mind and let everyone know what went wrong with the film. It's sad that an opportunity to remake Clash of the Titans was wasted like that, especially with the blatant attempt to get cash from audiences. Thankfully, Hollywood has mostly learned their lesson and the technology for conversation has gotten much better, so hopefully these kind of issues don't come around again. Thoughts?