Friday, December 14, 2007


Clash of the Titans

WTF? No seriously, I mean, What. The. Fuck.
Steve Norrington will direct Clash of the Titans, a remake of the 1981 mythical adventure that is best remembered for Ray Harryhausen's special effects, Variety reported.
I have fond memories of Clash of the Titans, not least because it was the first flick I saw on cable when I was eleven or twelve and it featured some nice glimpses of nudity, but I'm well aware of its shortcomings. But still, why remake a Harryhausen movie? And if you must remake a Harryhausen movie, why for the love of god give it to this guy to do? What, because "LXG" did so well critically and commercially?
Norrington hasn't directed a film since 2003's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Gee, I wonder why...

I think I'm going to be ill. Seriously. I've known TPTB have (foolishly) wanted to remake this for a while, but dude, I assumed they didn't want it to totally suck. What, they want Perseus to tool around in a tricked out gyrocopter or something?

I can see remaking a HH movie (with the appeal of today's CGI). Wrong director for the project by far, though.
I went to the cinema to see the Ray Harryhausen with my dad when I was eight, just him and me while my mum and sister went shopping. I don't think I had much of a clue what was going on, but it's a fond childhood memory. Just say NO to the remake!
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