Clash of the Titans Figures: Perseus x 2

Currently seen in blue in James Cameron’s AVATAR and already boasting a Terminator film under his belt, Sam Worthington seems poised to take Hollywood by storm as its newest action hero. Next up is his role as Perseus in the big-budget, high-octane remake of The Clash of the Titans. The movie also stars Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Gemma Arterton. In fact, here’s a look at the trailer for no reason but that I will do anything to watch it. It looks AWESOME. Despite being a huge fan of the original myths, this is one massively inaccurate blockbuster I can’t wait to see.

COME ON.

But getting back to the point, we’ve got some new toys on the way from NECA. Here’s a peek, but it’s only a prototype and, as the picture suggests, we canexpect a better look at the finished item soon. There are only two on their way, both shipping in March, and one is normal Perseus while the other is battle-damaged. I’m personally disappointed we aren’t seeing any other figures, but here’s hoping that the movie’s likely success gets NECA working on the rest of the cast!


Clash of the Titans…in 3-D?

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.

And if you’re a Worthington fan or just enjoyed the heck out of the cinematic experience that was Avatar, we’ve got a selection of action figures that you can check out over in CmdStore’s Avatar section!

Titans Will Clash: The Clash of the Titans Trailer!

The Clash of the Titans remake is still a long way off–it’ll be released in March 2010 and while I’ve no doubt it’ll pull some huge numbers, it remains to be seen whether it will live up to the 1981 classic.

The remake stars Sam Worthington, last seeing in Terminator: Salvation alongside Christian Bale. He takes on the role of the Pegasus-riding hero Perseus, who finds himself in the middle of warring gods–and brothers–Zeus and Hades, played by Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes respectively. Leading lady Gemma Arterton portrays Andromeda in what will be her first of two epics of 2010, the other being the video game based Prince of Persia with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Little is being said about the intricacies of the Titans plot, but I think that the tagline, ‘Titans Will Clash’ provides an admittedly simplistic but probably pretty decent summation of what we can expect.

And so, set to the Used’s Bird and the Worm, check out this trailer!