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Clash of the Titans sequel might be directed by Jonathan Liebesman... wait, who?

Jun. 11, 2010by: George Merchan
That's Jonathan Liebesman there to the right of cinematic destructor Michael Bay, producer on Liebesman's pretty terrible TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING. Liebesman also did 2003's DARKNESS FALLS and last year's THE KILLING ROOM with Nick Cannon. Not the most glowing CV in the world I think, but okay.

So why in the world, according to the Los Angeles Times, is this guy supposedly at the top of the heap at Warner Bros. to direct the CLASH OF THE TITANS sequel?

That's a great question, and one that I'm going to leave to speculation. As you'll recall, a report back in April said that the CLASH sequel would be going into development immediately, though without director Louis Leterrier (the filmmaker decided not to return... possibly because of this?).

CLASH OF THE TITANS made enough money to justify a sequel - about $480 million worldwide, so it's no surprise that the executives at WB and Legendary Pictures want to move on this (though domestically it only pulled in a reported $162 million, which is sub-par no matter how you slice it). When you take into consideration that they're trying to lock down Sam Worthington as well before he ships off to Pandora to do Na'vi battle with James Cameron again, it starts maybe making sense why they'd go with a cheaper and perhaps more controllable director like Liebesman for a big-time studio tentpole. But again, that's just speculation on my part.

The LA Times also reveals that CLASH OF THE TITANS 2 will be shot in 3D, avoiding the post-conversion process that made the first film look like melted ass-butter. That's a plus, I guess.

You'll be hearing more of Liebesman soon, as the director is currently in post on the sci-fi actioner that sounds really cool on paper BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, and Bridget Moynahan. The film is currently set for a March 11, 2011 release.
Extra Tidbit: Liebesman was once attached to direct the FRIDAY THE 13TH remake for Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company.

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2:15PM on 06/13/2010

First one was crap

Second one will be a masterpiece.


Just kidding. I haven't even seen the first one.
Second one will be a masterpiece.


Just kidding. I haven't even seen the first one.
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11:15PM on 06/12/2010
I don't care for a sequel without Louis.
I don't care for a sequel without Louis.
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5:47PM on 06/12/2010

...who?

An impossible sequel to a remake, helmed by a 2nd rate director. Umm OK, I'll pass.
An impossible sequel to a remake, helmed by a 2nd rate director. Umm OK, I'll pass.
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9:51AM on 06/12/2010
It can't get worse than the last Titan movie. So why not?
It can't get worse than the last Titan movie. So why not?
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4:48AM on 06/12/2010
I was more excited for clash of the titans then anyone. When it finally came out, I was so disappointed I could've cried. The movie was pathetic. Not anything near as epic as it could've been. Now they want to give it a sequel with a shittier director and a shittier budget?

Oh god, kill me now.
I was more excited for clash of the titans then anyone. When it finally came out, I was so disappointed I could've cried. The movie was pathetic. Not anything near as epic as it could've been. Now they want to give it a sequel with a shittier director and a shittier budget?

Oh god, kill me now.
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4:38AM on 06/12/2010

Oh, hey I hear something....

....and it sounds like the sound of me not giving a sh!t. Oh, boy...it really DOES sound that way.
....and it sounds like the sound of me not giving a sh!t. Oh, boy...it really DOES sound that way.
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12:23AM on 06/12/2010
I think they should worry less about looking for a new director and maybe search for a screenwriter. Something the first one was lacking.
I think they should worry less about looking for a new director and maybe search for a screenwriter. Something the first one was lacking.
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6:02PM on 06/11/2010

"melted ass-butter?!"

Thank you, George Merchant. I'm going to look for some excuse so that I can slip that into everyday conversation now.
Thank you, George Merchant. I'm going to look for some excuse so that I can slip that into everyday conversation now.
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2:12PM on 06/11/2010
Dear god, no! The worst movie of the year so far does not deserve a sequel. Also, how would one go about doing that?
Dear god, no! The worst movie of the year so far does not deserve a sequel. Also, how would one go about doing that?
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10:21AM on 06/11/2010
I absolutely loved the remake! but I have no idea why they would do a sequel? Where would U go with that? I ultimately do not see this happening,regardless of the info out there at present.
I absolutely loved the remake! but I have no idea why they would do a sequel? Where would U go with that? I ultimately do not see this happening,regardless of the info out there at present.
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6:40AM on 06/11/2010
Liebesman directed that piece of crap prequel to the piece of crap remake of TCM, how can he possibly pull off a sequel to a piece of crap remake?
Liebesman directed that piece of crap prequel to the piece of crap remake of TCM, how can he possibly pull off a sequel to a piece of crap remake?
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6:32AM on 06/11/2010

Agreed

We should really stop giving publicity to hacks and friends of hacks.
We should really stop giving publicity to hacks and friends of hacks.
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6:19AM on 06/11/2010

We dont speak his name

whats up with all this Michael Bay related news. If you ignore him, he might crawl back under that dark stone and leave us alone
whats up with all this Michael Bay related news. If you ignore him, he might crawl back under that dark stone and leave us alone
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