Is director Louis Leterrier's production of Clash of the Titans in trouble? With the fantasy adventure's March release date locked, the announcement of reshoots to begin in January would certainly make it seem so. But apparently and thankfully that's not the case for the highly anticipated epic remake.
While promoting the release of his latest film Avatar over the weekend, Titans leading man Sam Worthington revealed to the LATimes that Warner Bros., pleased with Letterier's work, has 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. 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.
In response to the obvious and very apt question of whether or not it was REALLY enthusiasm on the studio's part, Worthington admitted:
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.
Insisting though that the producers are setting their sights higher for the film he added:
The studio is also letting us add some gods and scenes. And they're talking about making the movie a 3D film.
The possibility of throwing millions at it with a 3D conversion certainly testifies to the studio's faith in the project. And if they're able to flesh out characters, I'm all for it. Sources from AICN also point out that the need for pickups on certain God sequences were identified a while back. But the scenes required Liam Neeson -- who stars as the most powerful of the greek gods, Zeus -- who has been busy filming The A-Team. So the last minute scramble is due to scheduling conflicts and not a troubled production.
I'm ready for the release, everything we've seen from the trailers looks to be all sorts of epic greatness!