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It is set to be one of the major blockbuster releases of next year, and we now have five new stills from the Clash of the Titans remake at which we are free to marvel. The pictures carried by Empire provide a good look at central protagonist Perseus (A. N. Other headline outing for T4 and Avatar actor Sam Worthington), as well as offering a glimpse of a few of the supernatural oddities he is set to encounter during his quest to slap the brakes on nefarious deity of the dead, Hades (Ralph Fiennes).

Clash Of The Titans 2010 Pictures
So as well as the above shot of the closely-cropped Perseus and his posse shaping up amidst some fire-strewn ruins, we also have the hero seemingly being crept up upon by some kind of sizeable ghoul-creature.

Clash Of The Titans 2010 Pictures
The original 1981 Clash of the Titans centred on the efforts of Harry Hamlin’s Perseus to capture the snake-garlanded head of Medusa, in order to use it to save his beloved Andromeda from the Ray Harryhausen-animated Kraken. Apparently the new version retains some of these elements but in somewhat amended form, as Perseus gathers a fellowship of warriors in order to save the world from Hades. Judging from the below picture this collective includes the ghoul-thing from the previous shot.

Clash Of The Titans 2010 Pictures
The 1981 Clash featured three crones who shared a solitary eyeball, which they then passed between them depending on who wished to see at any given time. And this trio would appear to have received an update for the remake. However, the original movie saw their eye stolen by Perseus’ cutesy clockwork owl Bubo, and the suspicion has to be that the little tweeter has failed to also make the transition into the revised edition.

Clash Of The Titans 2010 Pictures
Lastly we have a still of Perseus again looking moody, albeit on this occasion handling a big ol’ sack. Does this contain the severed head of Medusa, just ready to be whipped out and used to petrify his opponents? It seems likely, and one thing we can be sure about is that the new Perseus has no qualms about putting his foes to the sword. Worthington is quoted as remarking that;

“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 f**kin’ 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.”

The Australian actor also appears to be keen this toughness extend beyond his character and be infused into the fabric of the movie itself, noting that “we’re not in f**kin’ Harryhausen mode anymore”.

Clash Of The Titans 2010 Pictures
Co-starring Liam Neeson as Olympian head honcho Zeus and Danny Huston as sea god Poseidon, amongst a cast of numerous other big names, Clash of the Titans is due for release in late March 2010. On directing duties is The Incredible Hulk’s Louis Leterrier, who is quoted as favouring a character-based approach to the material.

“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.”

There does not seem to have been too much excitement generated by Clash of the Titans to date, thanks to the lack of enthusiasm from the movie-going public for fantasy epics that have not at some stage been touched by Peter Jackson, and the fact that the original movie does not exactly enjoy classic status. I do very vaguely remember the videogame tie-in for the first flick though, which consisted of precisely ONE screen. Now that was truly epic.

Clash Of The Titans 2010 Pictures

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  • Sheridan Passell said
    Sheridan Passell

    It certainly looks spectacular, and it has a pretty solid action director. I think the lack of buzz is also to do with the choice of lead. Sam Worthington made no impression on the public with Terminator Salvation and spends most of Avatar as unrecognisable cgi. Had this been a, say, Brad Pitt role this would be getting a lot more attention.

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  • dnwilliams said
    dnwilliams

    i need to read that quotation in context, because if worthington just off-handedly dissed harryhausen i’m boycotting avatar

    (okay, maybe not boycotting avatar, but i can’t think of a suitable way to voice my disapproval)

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  • sarah said

    Brad Pitt at 46 is too old to play Perseus, and most other younger Hollywood stars these days are all pretty boys. Worthington is perfect for the role, a very good actor, masculine, with a lot of screen presence. He was the best part of TS, stealing the film from Bale, which btw made $370 million worldwide so I think a few people have heard the name Sam Worthington.

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  • Sheridan Passell said
    Sheridan Passell

    Troy was only 5 years ago, Brad Pitt was 41 at the time. Sam Worthington is cast well for physical type but there is little heat on him as an actor, Terminator Salvation underperformed and few people came away from it excited about him. I don’t think he particularly stole the film from Bale, they were both serviceable.

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  • Blindgunfighter said

    Im gonna have to agree with sarah on this one..Sam Worthington came out of TS with far more status then when he signed up for it, and personally, i thought he brought alot more to the flick than Bale. I really have high hopes for Worthington, and judging from the stills, this could be his breakthrough role.

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  • Admiral Ass'Cannon said

    I agree with Sheridan. This is a big money gamble. Worthington isn’t the kind of guy who can open a movie yet. So this had better have some SPECTACULAR word of mouth and/or the world’s best trailer in order to do what the studio needs it to do.

    People seem to think that swords ‘n’ sandles is a recipe for success because of GLADIATOR, but lest we forget, TROY and ALEXANDER didn’t exactly do the numbers.

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  • Sunlit Troll Films said

    The original does not enjoy classic status? Burgess Meredith, Maggie Smith, and the great Sir Laurence Olivier? Okay. Not a classic. Got ya.

    Im excited about this. But the whole idea of Perseus at war with the gods? i dont want this to be some cheap action rip-off of God of War. Take the heart out of anything,and it becomes crap.

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  • Dave-O said

    Well, I think Sam did a very good job in TS. I wouldn’t say he was amazing or any thing, but he did a good job with the conflicted-hero-badass-type roll. And, if you watch the trailer for this movie, you’ll agree with me that it looks pretty damn good!

    And, no, the original does not enjoy “classic status”,
    despite it’s then-big cast. It’s just famous for being
    totally ridiculous. And, this new movie can go a lot of
    ways, ’cause the first version was pretty loose, really.

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  • Joker said

    These pictures spell out instant blockbuster but it will it be good? That’s the main it have all the action and CGI it wants but it has to bring us something that the original didn’t .

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