After a summer’s worth of negotiations, Jonathan Liebesman has been officially signed by Warner Brothers to direct their sequel to this past spring’s financial blockbuster but critically reviled Clash Of The Titans. Back in June, Liebesman had been the frontrunner on Warner’s shortlist of candidates based on footage that execs saw of his upcoming alien invasion flick Battle: Los Angeles.
While the first film made $491 million at the international box office, it did not fare well with critics. (The film currently has a 28% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.) To combat the complaints about Clash‘s muddy and horrible looking post-production 3D conversion, the studio is planning on filming the movie in the format. Writers, Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson are currently working on the film’s script, which they developed as a treatment with Greg Berlanti.
Warners is hoping to have the project in front of cameras by early spring in order to have star Sam Worthington finished in time for his duties on an Avatar sequel which is hoped to start shooting in later half of 2011.