Saturday, December 19, 2009

'Clash of the Titans' Battles Reshoots

Hero Complex is reporting that Louis Leterrier's "Clash of the Titans" will be doing some reshoots starting in January.

Geoff Boucher caught up with Sam Worthington at an "Avatar" screening and got him to openly chat about what's going on with "Clash of the Titans."

The actor said that Warners Bros., pleased with what they've seen of Leterrier's work, had increased the budget for the film.

"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," Worthington said.

"We're going to be shooting more scenes in January," he continued, "so we're going to be right up against it -- the movie comes out in March."

The question is how are they going to pull that off and why are they even doing the reshoots? From the outside, last-minute reshoots look like signs of trouble for production.

Worthington conceded that the extra shooting will help fix some problem areas of the film, but he insisted that the new money and the new filming opportunity are signs that Warners Bros. and the producers are setting their sights higher for the film.

"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," Worthington said. "The studio is also letting us add some gods and scenes. And they're talking about making the movie a 3D film."

Since we don't know too much about the script, it's hard to figure out exactly what he means by "gods and scenes," but I'm definitely excited to see more action if that's what they're adding.

As for 3D, I honestly don't think they'll have the time to add that what with the movie supposed to be out in a few months and reshoots now being done.

What do you think of the last minute reshoots and maybe seeing the film in 3D?
"Clash of the Titans" hits theaters March 26, 2010.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Hero Complex, First Showing


Mikey said...

Hmm. Yeah, usually reshoots are something that gets done "just for fun". Usually it's when the story or the editing's not flowing right. So, I get a little worried when there are reshoots this late. But on the flip side, didn't the "Lord of the Rings" movies have reshoots? Those turned out pretty decent, I'd say.

Head Hero said...

You're right, but I think a lot of those reshoots wind up on the extended editions of the films (though those are just awesome).

Here's to hoping this won't delay the film.