More evidence that it just doesn’t matter whether or not a film is any good anymore. Remember the Clash of the Titans remake that came out a couple of months ago? Louis Leterrier directed, Sam Worthington starred, it was pretty much universally panned? Dustin hated it, and while I don’t entirely trust his opinion since he has no love for the original either, even the geekiest of geeks conceded that Clash 2010 was a miserable, and inexplicably boring, failure.
So of course, it’s getting a sequel. Because despite being dull as watching worms grow, it also made almost half a billion dollars at the box office, and that’s a number that gets studio execs’ dicks to stand at attention. It’s even being fast-tracked,with shooting scheduled to begin in January 2011. The fast-track is mainly due to the busy schedule of the handsome and breathtakingly wooden Sam Worthington, who will spend the second half of 2011 shooting Avatar 2: Ferngullier.
There’s no word on a script yet, but one can only hope that Bubo will have a larger role, seeing as how he probably has more screen presence than Worthington. As for directing, Leterrier won’t return — the current front-runner for the gig is Jonathan Liebesman, who is currently shooting the alien invasion film Battle: Los Angeles (starring Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez). The plan is to have this one be in actual, real 3-D, not the visually distracting and dull post-production 3-D that was inflicted on the original.
That means that Sam Worthington gets to be all up in our shit for two overblown, bloated 3D pictures that are shooting next year. Huzzah.
(Source: Dark Horizons)