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Clash of the Titans

Theatrical poster
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Produced by Basil Iwanyk
Kevin De La Noy
Richard D. Zanuck
Written by Travis Beacham
Phil Hay
Matt Manfredi
Starring Sam Worthington
Alexa Davalos
Danny Huston
Pete Postelthwaite
with Ralph Fiennes
and Liam Neeson
Music by Ramin Djawadi[1]
Neil Davidge
Cinematography Peter Menzies, Jr.
Editing by Vincent Tabaillon
David Freeman
Studio Legendary Pictures
Thunder Road Film
The Zanuck Company
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) April 2, 2010 (2010-04-02)
Running time 118 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English

Clash of the Titans is an upcoming 2010 fantasy film which is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, itself loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus.[2][3][4] Directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Sam Worthington, the film was originally set for standard release on March 26, 2010.[3][4] It was later announced that the film would be converted to 3-D and released on April 2, 2010.[5][6]

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Plot

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.[2][3][4]

Cast

Production

The Clash of the Titans remake began development in 2002 under producer Adam Schroeder and writers John Glenn and Travis Wright. They wanted to drop the element of the gods playing chess.[13] Producer Basil Iwanyk revived the project in 2006 with a rewrite by Travis Beacham, a fan of the original.[14] Lawrence Kasdan and director Stephen Norrington signed on in 2007.[15] But Norrington was unsure about his direction for the project, because he did not grow up with the original. Leterrier, who did, contacted Norrington through their shared agent about replacing him by June 2008.[16][17] Leterrier noted the original Clash of the Titans inspired the climax of his previous film The Incredible Hulk – a battle in a burnt-down courtroom with temple-like columns – and has compared modern superheroes to Greek mythology.[18][19] Writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi reworked Kasdan's script,[20] which had been written with an R rating in mind.[21]

Leterrier sought Ray Harryhausen's involvement,[16] and reunited with Hulk concept artist Aaron Sims, who had already been working on Clash of the Titans with Norrington. Sims had difficulty designing Medusa, explaining "Are they all the same snake [in her hair]? Do they look more like hair? Are they different in silhouette or in light? And how much of a human face does she have, or is it more like a snake?...I was working on one design, and people said 'That reminds me of Voldemort,’ because there was no nose. You have to be careful so it still looks like it's an original idea."[22] Filming began April 27, 2009, in London at Shepperton Studios. Filming also took place in Wales and the Canary Islands, primarily in Tenerife, while aerial photography was to be conducted in Iceland and Ethiopia.[2]

Filming of volcano scenes at the Harriet hole in Dinorwic Slate Quarry in Wales wrapped at the end of July.[23] This slate quarry has also been used for locations for Willow and Street Fighter.[24]

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3-D conversion and release

Clash of the Titans was originally set for standard release on March 26, 2010.[3][4] The Heat Vision Blog reported on January 27, 2010 that after a 3-D conversion test of the film which Warner Bros. found to be a "roaring success," the film would be converted to 3-D and would premiere on April 2, 2010.[5][6]

Rating

On March 17, 2010, the MPAA gave the movie a PG-13 rating "for fantasy action violence, some frightening images, and brief sensuality" two weeks before the film's release.[citation needed]

Video game

A video game adaptation of the film is being developed by Game Republic and will be published by Namco Bandai Games America Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive. The game will allow players to take the role of Perseus and follow a story based on the film. The game's release is set to be around the same time as the film.[25]

iTunes application

Secret Squirrel Studios has released an iTunes application that covers the basic plot of the film and provides background details of the mythological characters and creatures on which the film is based.[26]

References

  1. ^ "Clash of the Titans update". Craig Armstrong. February 4, 2010. http://www.craigarmstrongonline.com/news_2010.htm. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Clash of the Titans Commences Production for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures". Business Wire. April 25, 2009. http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090424005643&newsLang=en. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Medusa's Head Hiding Within Perseus' Sack? Three Blind Witches!". Bloody-disgusting.com. October 2, 2009. http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/17571. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d "New Clash of the Titans Remake Stills". Dreadcentral.com. October 2, 2009. http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/33834/new-clash-titans-remake-stills. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "3-Deathly Hallows: Titans and Potter go to third dimension". Heat Vision Blog. January 27, 2010. http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=26828. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Clash of the Titans Official site: Film poster". Clash-of-the-Titans.WarnerBros.com. February 2010. http://clash-of-the-titans.warnerbros.com/downloads/posters/kraken_poster.jpg. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ Looking for a Three-Way? Dig on the New Clash of the Titans One-Sheet
  8. ^ Leak: First Full Look at Medusa and the Kraken in Second Clash of the Titans Trailer!
  9. ^ - (2009-04-28). "Izabella Miko zagra Atenę". Film.interia.pl. http://film.interia.pl/szukaj/news/izabella-miko-zagra-atene,1297528. Retrieved 2009-04-28.  (Polish)
  10. ^ "Bond villain and girl team up for Clash of the Titans remake". MI6.co.uk. 2009-04-01. http://www.mi6.co.uk/news/index.php?itemid=7479&t=mi6&s=news. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  11. ^ Rene Rosa (2009-04-28). "Exclusive: Danny Huston To Play Poseidon In Clash Of The Titans Remake". UGO Networks. http://movieblog.ugo.com/movies/exclusive-danny-huston-to-play-poseidon-in-clash-of-the-titans-remake. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  12. ^ "Exclusive set Photos: Clash of the Titans". Crave. 2009-05-18. http://www.craveonline.com/entertainment/comics/article/exclusive-set-photos-clash-of-the-titans-77123. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  13. ^ Michael Fleming (2002-06-03). "Col sends J. Lo to Shrink". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117867955.html?categoryid=3&cs=1. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  14. ^ Pamela McClintock (2006-04-30). "Scribe goes to head of Clash at Warners". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117942286.html?categoryid=13&cs=1. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  15. ^ Michael Fleming (2007-12-13). "Norrington to direct Titans". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117977672.html?categoryid=1238&cs=1. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  16. ^ a b "Leterrier parle de son Choc des Titans". EcranLarge.com. 2008-07-12. http://www.ecranlarge.com/article-details-9265.php. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  17. ^ Michael Fleming (2008-06-26). "Gods goes to war with Titans". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117988133.html?categoryid=13&cs=1. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  18. ^ Louis Leterrier and Tim Roth's audio commentary for The Incredible Hulk, 2008 DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  19. ^ "News Etc.". Empire: pp. 15–16. April 2008. 
  20. ^ "Mike Richardson on Dark Horse's Upcoming Goodies". UGO Networks. 2008-11-12. http://movieblog.ugo.com/index.php/movieblog/more/mike_richardson_on_dark_horses_upcoming_goodies_emily_the_strange_ripd_and_/. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  21. ^ Robert Sanchez (2007-08-04). "Exclusive Script Review: Clash of the Titans Remake!". IESB. http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2988&Itemid=99. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  22. ^ Jennifer Vineyard (2008-10-27). "Clash Of The Titans Designer Gives Medusa A Bad Hair Day For Remake". MTV Movies Blog. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/10/27/clash-of-the-titans-designer-gives-medusa-a-bad-hair-day-for-remake/. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  23. ^ Filming Clash of the Titans at Dinorwig - July 2009
  24. ^ Clash of the Titans Sticking with 2D Format
  25. ^ "Clash of the Titans video game to be released with upcoming remake of the film next year". Examiner.com. 2009-10-13. http://www.examiner.com/x-15094-Sacramento-Xbox-Examiner~y2009m10d13-Clash-of-the-Titans-video-game-to-be-released-with-upcoming-remake-of-the-film-next-year. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  26. ^ "Clash of the Titans Quick Guide". Apple.com. March 5, 2010. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clash-titans-quick-guide/id359762968?mt=8. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 

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Clash of the Titans
Developer(s) Game Republic
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Distributor(s) Bandai
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s)
  • AUS 3 June 2010
  • JP 17 June 2010
  • NA 27 July 2010
Rating(s)

Clash of the Titans is a 2010 video game for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 based on the film of the same name.

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Gameplay

The game features hack and slash combat. Some of the fights end with quick time sequences. The player can use points to upgrade their weapons. In some sections of the game the player has their weapons removed and has to fight by hand. The gameplay features frequent loading times.[2] The player can perform both light and heavy attacks and can hold buttons to release special attacks. The player can wield swords, bones, bows and scorpion tails. The enemies have health bars with colors to show how much health they have left.[3]

Plot

Development

The game was developed by Game Republic and published by Namco Bandai Games.[3] The game was originally going to be published by Brash Entertainment,[4] before it was picked up by Namco.[5]

Reception

The game received negative reviews from critics. Gamespot awarded the game 4.5 out of ten and said "Clash of the Titans is a predictable, derivative experience."[6] Playstation Universe awarded it 4.0 out of ten and said " It's one heck of a boring slog; a repetitive, mind-numbing game devoid of personality and lacking in style or substance."[7] Eurogamer awarded it three out of ten and said "there simply isn't room in the limited confines of the hackandslash genre for a wonky also-ran like this."[8] Game Informer awarded it 4 out of ten and said "Everything here has been done better in a dozen other games".[9] The magazine Gamesmaster awarded it 45% and said "Yeah, it's bad". PSM3 Magazine UK awarded it 42% and called it "Consistently miserable." The game has a 44% rating on metacritic.[10] The Guardian awarded it two out of five and called it a "frustrating player experience".[2]

References

  1. ^ "Clash of the Titans for PlayStation 3 - Clash of the Titans PlayStation 3 Game - Clash of the Titans PlayStation 3 Video Game". Uk.gamespot.com. http://uk.gamespot.com/ps3/action/clashofthetitans/similar.html?mode=versions. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b Nicky Woolf (28 May 2010). "Clash of The Titans for Xbox 360 and PS3 | Game review | Technology | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2010/may/28/clash-of-the-titans-review. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Clash of the Titans Review for PlayStation 3 - GameSpot". Uk.gamespot.com. 2010-05-28. http://uk.gamespot.com/ps3/action/clashofthetitans/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary%3Bread-review. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Video Game News - Video Game Articles - Video Game Information". Uk.gamespot.com. http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6200743.htm. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  5. ^ Sinclair, Brendan (2010-05-28). "Clash of the Titans descending next spring - PlayStation 3 News at GameSpot". Uk.gamespot.com. http://uk.gamespot.com/ps3/action/clashofthetitans/news.html?sid=6232576&mode=news. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  6. ^ Chiappini, Dan (2010-05-28). "Clash of the Titans Review for PlayStation 3 - Page 2 - GameSpot". Uk.gamespot.com. http://uk.gamespot.com/ps3/action/clashofthetitans/review.html?tag=result%3Bscore%3B1&page=2. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  7. ^ "Clash of the Titans Review - PlayStation Universe". Psu.com. http://www.psu.com/reviews/9171/page-2. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  8. ^ Dan Whitehead (2010-05-31). "Clash of the Titans Review - Page 2". Eurogamer.net. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/clash-of-the-titans-review?page=2. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  9. ^ "Namco’s Newest Clash Is A Wet And Sloppy Collision - Clash of the Titans - PlayStation 3". GameInformer.com. 2010-08-01. http://gameinformer.com/games/clash_of_the_titans/b/ps3/archive/2010/08/01/namco-s-newest-clash-is-a-wet-and-sloppy-collision.aspx. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  10. ^ mazky (2010-07-27). "Clash of the Titans Critic Reviews for PlayStation 3 at". Metacritic.com. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/clash-of-the-titans/critic-reviews?num_items=30. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 

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