As if I needed even more reason to be excited about the upcoming Clash of the Titans remake, there’s news from Sam Worthington (who can currently be seen in James Cameron’s Avatar) that the film might get a 3-D release and that the buzz around it has allowed them the budget to re-shoot some old scenes and throw in a few new ones. Apparently the extra cash has also given them the chance to include some more Gods, which should definitely be interesting seeing as Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Danny Huston as Zeus, Hades and Poseidon respectively already seem to be too awesome to improve upon.
Here’s the full story from Yahoo news!
“Clash of the Titans” will be a race to the finish, star Sam Worthington told the LA Times on Friday.
The mythological action film, due in March, will be shooting additional scenes and bulking up its budget before its release date, the “Avatar” actor told the newspaper.
“We’re going to be going back and shooting more scenes for it, they cut loose with some money so we can add to it,” Sam said, noting that the last-minute shooting would be on a tight deadline.
“We’re going to be shooting more scenes in January, so we’re going to be right up against it — the movie comes out in March,” he said.
But the star said the decisions were based in Warner Bros.’ confidence in the remake of the 1981 film – not to fix flubbed scenes.
“There were some creaky parts but they are the parts that we knew were creaky and that we knew were going to be creaky going into it,” he said. “The studio is also letting us add some gods and scenes. And they’re talking about making the movie a 3D film.”
The Australian actor stars alongside Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes in “Clash,” with “The Incredible Hulk” helmer Louis Leterrier directing. Whatever its new budget, it’s doubtful that it touches the cost of Sam’s current film, “Avatar,” which a New York Times report estimated at $500 million in November.
“Avatar” performed strongly in its first day of release, earning an estimated $27 million domestically.
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