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02 October 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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Yesterday we brought you the new Empire cover with Sam Worthington's Perseus; today we can bring you a whole pantheon of new stills from Clash of the Titans. Two things should immediately become clear: this is not the Titans you remember, and this Perseus is not the sort of person who sports long, floaty locks and then goes off to become a lawyer.

"What I wanted to do was just tell a very human story," says director Louis Leterrier. "Yes, I was really interested in doing the big monster fight at the end of that, but what was really interesting for me was the human side of it. Perseus is a conflicted hero, he hates it, which is so much better than a 'real' hero. The original Perseus is embracing it and takes the weapons Zeus gives him."


"He's just your golden hero that you're meant to follow," says Worthington of the old Perseus. "I feel when my Perseus starts out, he should be this bombastic tank. The gods have killed his family. He's Charles Bronson! He's gonna go for revenge, and the best way to achieve that is to kill the Kraken. Well, to kill the Kraken you gotta kill Medusa. To get to Medusa, you gotta take on the witches. Then once he kills the Kraken, he's gonna kill fuckin' Hades and Zeus and everybody else! But along the way he needs to learn to calm down, ask for help. And out of that comes the true hero. A hero isn't someone who leads men; a hero is someone that's in the trench with the men."

Worthington also assured us that "we're not in fuckin' Harryhausen mode anymore", which we're choosing to see as an affirmation of the film's "grittiness" rather than a slight to the stop-motion legend.

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Your Comments

Want to c it!
Can't wait, although, hope they don't stuff it up, I'm also a fan of the original, (hopefully) they might pull this off More

Posted by 00283466 at 06:44 on 01 February 2010 | Report This Post

Great way to piss off fans, Hollywood!
Great! So not only do they diss the classic Harryhausen version by turning it into a revenge flick (maybe it should be called "Kill Zeus, Vol 1), but also rip the plot off from the video game trilogy, God of War, which is being turned into a film in the near future. More

Posted by Guernicaman at 04:54 on 12 October 2009 | Report This Post

Not exotic enough!!
This seems atmospheric and sets look really good but they have it all wrong for male lead? Gael Garcia would have been better!!! The Original won't be beaten know!! More

Posted by patriciabiarent at 19:56 on 09 October 2009 | Report This Post

Please be fun!
I LOVE the original, along with Jason &...it was always a school holiday fave! It'd be a shame if it's all very po faced though and they suck all the fun from it. And, personally, I'm of the opinion that Mr Hamlin looked WAY cooler and more fitting to the setting that this potty mouthed Worthington fellow! :) Next big thing? Hmmm, time will tell... More

Posted by marco772 at 21:22 on 08 October 2009 | Report This Post

Too much fucking hype!
Too much fucking hype! More

Posted by Timmy_Brisby_05 at 20:30 on 08 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: HASH OF THE TITANS (hoho)
I stand by earlier statement.....nobody reads anymore!!! More

Posted by Sphinx at 20:04 on 08 October 2009 | Report This Post

HASH OF THE TITANS (hoho)
pardon the pun, but from what Worthington is saying about the plot, it sounds like a rip-off of the GOD OF WAR games for PS2. Isn't GOD OF WAR getting its own film? It would make sense, what with the arrival of Prince of Persia! More

Posted by hemibell at 11:48 on 08 October 2009 | Report This Post

I've already vented
If he fucks it up he fucks it up, nowt we can do about it. Then everyone's gonna be going crazy about this new CLOTT being the best 'action' film ever..................doesn't anyone read anymore?! More

Posted by Sphinx at 21:01 on 07 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Exclusive: Clash Of The Titans Pics
Got to agree with the majority of comments - don't diss the hause! For someone who was brought up on on the likes of Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonauts , the Sinbad films etc those types of comments don't give me the feeling that this could be a great fun film. And why oh why does every remake or reboot or whatever  now have to come with the obligatory "this is gonna be darker, "grittier" "more realistic" B.S. I for one didn't realise how much I missed good old fashioned fun f More

Posted by gordonsalive at 13:33 on 07 October 2009 | Report This Post

yay
i'm excited.. More

Posted by bentgaga at 06:06 on 07 October 2009 | Report This Post

any idea who that huge character standing beside Perseus in the first pic? More

Posted by Hector26 at 17:08 on 05 October 2009 | Report This Post

8 Out of 10 Remakes Are Rubbish (So The Cat Told Me)
Hack directors talk the talk before a movie comes out, but the real proof of the pudding is when you watch the film and see if they walk the walk. Usually they don't. The jury is still out on Worthington as a star, he didn't do much for me in "Terminator Salvation." This is a remake, so I'm expecting it to be a lazy, unimaginative cash-in like all the other remakes. I'll wait and see what they come up with. More

Posted by BenTramer at 08:21 on 05 October 2009 | Report This Post

Is it me, or are director and star...
...on completely different wavelengths? More

Posted by exandakane at 05:46 on 05 October 2009 | Report This Post

Hrm.
this one's got TROY written all over it. More

Posted by niallc15 at 22:13 on 03 October 2009 | Report This Post

Crew cut?
how More

Posted by danbo1138 at 21:13 on 03 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: So far so good...
My heart sank a while back when they said this was going to be "dark and grittier" than the previous version. This is Greek Mythology for God's sake. It's not supposed to be The Dark Knight. And it appear to bear even less resemblence to the original strory,which is thrilling enough without all this other stuff. The sad thing is that this version will either 1/ Be so bad that on one will touch Greek Mythology again,or 2/Be huge and everyone will go on about how dark and how gritty it it More

Posted by Dr Lenera at 15:53 on 03 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: So far so good...
This film has got iochre claptrap'itten all over it. It's been the same throughout recent history. A potentially big film, with a giant budget and a TOTALLY SHITE DIRECTOR all bundled together to make a truly uninspired movie. What's a bet they even mess up the potentially amazing scene with Medusa. The Harryhausen Medusa used to really scare me when I was younger, but it'll probably be reduced to some over-worked CGI nonsense with barely a scrap of tension. And by the way - Sam More

Posted by Alistair at 22:58 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

So far so good...
The witches certainly do look like Guillermo del Toro's creature designs, or the Mouth of Sauron from LOTR:ROTK, which is brilliant. Really well designed, truly morbid/terrifying. Also quite like HR Giger's art. Looks quite promising. Haven't yet seen a full film with Worthington in, having not yet seen Terminator Salvation, but I did see the short amount of footage for Avatar at my local cinema, and he doesn't seem a bad actor at all. More

Posted by FoxDhoj at 22:37 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

...Anyway.... Back to the film stills... Ive always been a fan of the old Harryhausen Greek Mythology flicks, (and one day hope to make my own to such a memorable standard), and im really looking forward to how these films, if there is to be a series, are brought up to date with todays SFX. Also noted how the witches look like something from a 'G. Del Toro' film. which isnt a bad thing at all, just hope they are idea stealing. More

Posted by jonny.m89 at 20:22 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: DIS-FUCKING-RESPECTFUL
People are taking his comments a little too seriouslyy interview I've read that features Worthington has him coming off as a lil gobby, but I don't think he means to be offensive, he's just an overly sweary Australian chap. I'm still really looking forward to the film, the director has a good eye for action sequences. More

Posted by captainrentboy at 18:18 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: DIS-FUCKING-RESPECTFUL
Harryhausen has had his day. Yes he was a genius but if you watch his films now they have dated, and dated badly. I for one am happy that stop motion won't be used and am looking forward to seeing how they have improved on the previous film. More

Posted by DESKMOUSE at 18:13 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

Great, another arrogant, egotistical prick of an actor . . .
Sam, you just found a great way of alienating a large audience with the Harryhausen remark. If your movie is so "original" in its take on Perseus, why the same title? Why bore us with your ignorant and ingracious remarks? I can assure you, when I go to the movies in the future, I won't be in "fuckin' Worthington mode anymore". More

Posted by zarvos at 17:54 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: DIS-FUCKING-RESPECTFUL
Well to diss his version a bit, one of the sets looks like an original from the old Star Trek. And the witches design owe more than a nod to Del Toro. Still wanna see it though! More

Posted by steveg66 at 17:52 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

DIS-FUCKING-RESPECTFUL
I DONT FUCKING CARE WHETHER YOUR IN AVATAR, THE COMMENT "WE'RE NOT IN FUCKIN' HARRYHAUSEN MODE ANYMORE” IS DISRESPECTFUL TO 'THE MASTER OF STOP-MOTION. THAT COMMENT IS GONNA COME BACK AND BITE YOU IN THE ASS MORE TIMES THAN YOU CAN IMANGINE! The guy pioneered special effects and if it weren’t for him a lot of films wouldn't be where they are today effects wise. In fact this remake/rehash/reboot, or whatever the hell you want to call it, wouldn't be happening if the original h More

Posted by SUPER_movie_FREAK at 17:31 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

DIS-FUCKING-RESPECTFUL
I DONT FUCKING CARE WHETHER YOUR IN AVATAR, THE COMMENT "WE'RE NOT IN FUCKIN' HARRYHAUSEN MODE ANYMORE” IS DISRESPECTFUL TO 'THE MASTER OF STOP-MOTION. THAT COMMENT IS GONNA COME BACK AND BITE YOU IN THE ASS MORE TIMES THAN YOU CAN IMANGINE! The guy pioneered special effects and if it weren’t for him a lot of films wouldn't be where they are today effects wise. In fact this remake/rehash/reboot, or whatever the hell you want to call it, wouldn't be happening if the original h More

Posted by SUPER_movie_FREAK at 17:23 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

Here starts the Worthington hatred
Not a nice comment Sam. Even if you didn't mean it in that way you've put me in a shitty mood towards your version. Harryhausen is a personal hero to an entire generation of film lovers and my inspiration as a youngn in getting into my career. Regards the new take on the plot details my heart sank as i read em. Original movie is an old friend, this sounds like bandwagon bullcrap. More

Posted by Frydazechyld at 16:37 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

Worthington can fuck off
what exactly is wrong with "Harryhausen mode"? most of Harryhausen's films had ten times the imagination and charm of today's carbon-copy FX features. This film looks like 300 in everything but name (which is not a good thing) More

Posted by jameswhaleofatime at 15:44 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

Why not stick the rather limp Alien feature online along with this 'exclusive', and give us precisely no reason to buy the magazine. More

Posted by ThismonkeyhasRAGE at 15:27 on 02 October 2009 | Report This Post

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