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Legendary screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK) has signed on to write the remake of CLASH OF THE TITANS set up at Warner Bros. The original film starred Harry Hamlin as Perseus who is forced to capture Pegasus and to do battle with the Kraken and Medusa to win the hand of Princess Andromeda. Laurence Olivier and Ursula Andress co-starred in the film. So far no director is attached to direct the remake at WB. TITANS is perhaps best known as Ray Harryhausen's last film as STAR WARS was taking off and ILM was winning kudos for its visual effects. Warner Bros. has been trying to get a remake off the ground since 2002 but has had trouble finding a script that worked. Kasdan should be the guy who nails it, even though some of his recent projects have been pretty bad (DREAMCATCHER anyone?). I guess the question remains: without the charm of Harryhausen's work, will audiences turn out for a CLASH OF THE TITANS remake?

Extra Tidbit: Hamlin and Andress had an on-set romance that led to the birth of a son, Dimitri.
Source: Variety

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6:17AM on 04/17/2007
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ENOUGH OF THE MOTHEREFFING REMAKES!!!

Well, here comes another "We're Greek, so we speak with British accents" movie...
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ENOUGH OF THE MOTHEREFFING REMAKES!!!

Well, here comes another "We're Greek, so we speak with British accents" movie...
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2:20AM on 04/17/2007

well....

i can dig this but they should do jason and the argonauts instead, which was vastly more entertaining than clash of the titans. i doubt CGI or anything today could top the skeleton scene from jason. incredible.
i can dig this but they should do jason and the argonauts instead, which was vastly more entertaining than clash of the titans. i doubt CGI or anything today could top the skeleton scene from jason. incredible.
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11:02PM on 04/16/2007

Terrible Idea

I think this is a terrible idea and just goes to show how desperate Hollywood is these days. And for the prick down below, no one is asking for every movie to have a deeping meaning and great characters. Look at District B-13, orginal, fun, wodnerful action! Why can't Hollywood do something like that? (Ya know, orginal action, damn prick).
I think this is a terrible idea and just goes to show how desperate Hollywood is these days. And for the prick down below, no one is asking for every movie to have a deeping meaning and great characters. Look at District B-13, orginal, fun, wodnerful action! Why can't Hollywood do something like that? (Ya know, orginal action, damn prick).
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8:14PM on 04/16/2007
I uh... thought William Goldman (of Princess Bride fame) penned the Dreamcatcher script?
I uh... thought William Goldman (of Princess Bride fame) penned the Dreamcatcher script?
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4:57PM on 04/16/2007

GOD OF WAR!!!!!

i loved clash of the titans when i was a kid it's a pretty cool movie and that is one of the few movies that DOES need a remake treatment, but anyone here has ever played GOD OF WAR? it's 300 meets clash of the titans kratos(that's you man) goes on a rampage killing greek mythology greatest beasts and at the end he has to defeat ARES the god of war it's a tale of vengance, betrayal, it's a great epic story. it's perfect for a movie!!
i loved clash of the titans when i was a kid it's a pretty cool movie and that is one of the few movies that DOES need a remake treatment, but anyone here has ever played GOD OF WAR? it's 300 meets clash of the titans kratos(that's you man) goes on a rampage killing greek mythology greatest beasts and at the end he has to defeat ARES the god of war it's a tale of vengance, betrayal, it's a great epic story. it's perfect for a movie!!
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3:34PM on 04/16/2007
Duplicated post sorry.... think of it as overexitement... well, more like, sosoexitement.
Duplicated post sorry.... think of it as overexitement... well, more like, sosoexitement.
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3:07PM on 04/16/2007
Yeah, this is probably the only, the ONLY remake I could look forward to, the only thing Im wary about is how medusa is going to look. I just know they're going to f' that up.
Yeah, this is probably the only, the ONLY remake I could look forward to, the only thing Im wary about is how medusa is going to look. I just know they're going to f' that up.
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2:40PM on 04/16/2007

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man, if you people hate remakes so much, go make your own original flick with tons of character development, a deep story, and surprising twists on every page. It's really easy...all you need is a camera, an editing device (see computer), a couple of friends, and an ass-load of talent.

Until you've finished your grand epic, you can still peep your old favs any time you like through the magic of Digital Video Disc players.

man, if you people hate remakes so much, go make your own original flick with tons of character development, a deep story, and surprising twists on every page. It's really easy...all you need is a camera, an editing device (see computer), a couple of friends, and an ass-load of talent.

Until you've finished your grand epic, you can still peep your old favs any time you like through the magic of Digital Video Disc players.
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12:03PM on 04/16/2007

Lawrence Fishbourne as Zeus!! PLEASE!

i liked Dreamcatcher. It was so weird it was good. Or maybe i just like anything with Timothy Olyphant and Jason Lee.

Ive been waiting for this remake ever since, you know, remakes became cool. Hopefully they have that little golden owl.
i liked Dreamcatcher. It was so weird it was good. Or maybe i just like anything with Timothy Olyphant and Jason Lee.

Ive been waiting for this remake ever since, you know, remakes became cool. Hopefully they have that little golden owl.
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11:46AM on 04/16/2007

Dreamcatcher was BAD!?!?!

There isn't a funnier movie known to man. "I'M DIDITZ!"
There isn't a funnier movie known to man. "I'M DIDITZ!"
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11:10AM on 04/16/2007

Why the f@*k not?!

They're remaking everything else under the sun, why not take a classic movie that still is enjoyable to watch and turn it into some CGI infested, story lacking piece of crap. Hey don't stop now, there's still Sinbad and Conan to rape and pillage!
They're remaking everything else under the sun, why not take a classic movie that still is enjoyable to watch and turn it into some CGI infested, story lacking piece of crap. Hey don't stop now, there's still Sinbad and Conan to rape and pillage!
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11:06AM on 04/16/2007

I say bring it on.


When will people realize that just because they're remaking a movie, it doesn't mean that you can't go back and watch the original. Making a new flick doesn't sully the old one. I guarantee you...your old copy of the flick on VHS or laserdisc will still work.

As for the new one, I'm looking forward to it. If they're going to make a big-budget adventure flick with giant monsters and whatnot, why not use this story? Do you people really expect Hollywood to stay away from all Greek

When will people realize that just because they're remaking a movie, it doesn't mean that you can't go back and watch the original. Making a new flick doesn't sully the old one. I guarantee you...your old copy of the flick on VHS or laserdisc will still work.

As for the new one, I'm looking forward to it. If they're going to make a big-budget adventure flick with giant monsters and whatnot, why not use this story? Do you people really expect Hollywood to stay away from all Greek adventures just because it's a Harryhausen classic?

They did a terrible made for tv flick of Jason and the Argonauts a couple years back, did you weiners get all up in arms about that too?
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11:05AM on 04/16/2007

Awesome

This is one remake I'm down with. I was wondering when this was gonna get the treatment, seeing as how it's a prime candidate.
This is one remake I'm down with. I was wondering when this was gonna get the treatment, seeing as how it's a prime candidate.
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11:01AM on 04/16/2007
Another remake...pass.

How did the same guy who directed some great movies (Big Chill,Silverado,I Love You To Death) end up doing junk like Dreamcatcher and now remaking a movie?

Ironic that his son (Jake) is making better movie choices like the underrated Orange County.
Another remake...pass.

How did the same guy who directed some great movies (Big Chill,Silverado,I Love You To Death) end up doing junk like Dreamcatcher and now remaking a movie?

Ironic that his son (Jake) is making better movie choices like the underrated Orange County.
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10:29AM on 04/16/2007
I hate to disagree with everyone but this movie really is ripe for a remake. The original was great fun but looks really dated now. I think the love for stop motion is an exercise in nostalgia that isnt warranted. In my opinion a combination of both CGI and practical effects produces the best product in the modern film era. Harry Hamlin was horrible in that movie anyway. A good lead and a competent director could make this one better than the original.
I hate to disagree with everyone but this movie really is ripe for a remake. The original was great fun but looks really dated now. I think the love for stop motion is an exercise in nostalgia that isnt warranted. In my opinion a combination of both CGI and practical effects produces the best product in the modern film era. Harry Hamlin was horrible in that movie anyway. A good lead and a competent director could make this one better than the original.
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10:17AM on 04/16/2007
I will only see this if they completely forgo CGI and do all effects in stop-motion in honor of Harryhausen. In other words, eff this.
I will only see this if they completely forgo CGI and do all effects in stop-motion in honor of Harryhausen. In other words, eff this.
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9:43AM on 04/16/2007

Why?

Why? Yet another pointless remake. The original is a classic. What a waste of time.......
Why? Yet another pointless remake. The original is a classic. What a waste of time.......
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9:35AM on 04/16/2007
i'm hip to a remake! loved this movie...the original's untouchable, but a remake would be great to see.
i'm hip to a remake! loved this movie...the original's untouchable, but a remake would be great to see.
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9:09AM on 04/16/2007
Sorry, but CotT remains an icon. Completely watchable, despite the moderate cheesiness of the era. The Medusa scene alone is sheer Harryhausen gold. Any remake can't stand up to this.
Sorry, but CotT remains an icon. Completely watchable, despite the moderate cheesiness of the era. The Medusa scene alone is sheer Harryhausen gold. Any remake can't stand up to this.
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