Two pictures of Sam Worthington as Greek warrior of legend Perseus in the upcoming remake Clash Of The Titans have surfaced. (Click on each for hi-res versions.)
He looks pretty gritty there, doesn’t he? A far cry from pretty-boy Harry Hamlin in the original. And from the looks of the two photos, it looks as if the new version under the direction of Louis Leterrier (Transporter 2, The Incredible Hulk) definitely will have a rougher edge than the 1981 version’s family-friendly adventure vibe.
Now generally, a film is remade in part to cash in on the name recognition of the original with the public. The original version of Clash Of The Titans is probably best remembered for being the last film that special-effects guru Ray Harryhausen worked on. A gritty film more along the lines of Gladiator it is not, and if that’s the direction that Leterrier is heading, I think a lot of people are going to feel mislead when the film comes out next summer. Do you really see a mechanical, flying owl working in this new version we’re glimpsing now? The tales of Perseus’s adventures have been told before without the Clash Of The Titans moniker on them, they could be told that way again.