Louis Leterrier Talks “Stressful” Clash Of Titans8.06.13 # News # One Comment
French director Louis Leterrier, whose credits include The Incredible Hulk, the first two Transporters and just-released Now You See Me is opening up about Clash of the Titans. Mostly about how problematic and strenuous the film was.
“It was famously rushed and famously horrible. It was absolutely horrible, the 3D” Leterrier now says of the mythological remake. According to Louis, the decision to convert the film in 3D was Warner Bros, something he never wanted to be a part of, but they still “threw him under the bus” by suggesting publically it was his idea. He added that Clash of the Titans wasn’t “his” movie, which is why he wasn’t at the helm of the sequel, “When you do a first movie you’re contractually supposed to do the second one and then if you don’t do it, you become an executive producer.”
No surprise that studios typically have the ultimate say in how a film will go down, not the director or its producers. He says the 3D in Titans was a “gimmick to steal money from the audience”. I agree. He continues:
I’ve started movies without screenplays both on “Clash” and on “Hulk” and that is tremendously stressful, because you have a tendency to overcompensate with fx. You haven’t tested it in your head. You didn’t run it over and over again and covered all of the plot holes and figure it out.
Who else should apologise for the movie?