Louis Leterrier makes his pitch for The Avengers
Yesterday, we heard that CLASH OF THE TITANS director Louis Leterrier has been shortlisted to direct THE AVENGERS if it ever actually comes together. Well, Letterier just talked a bit to MTV about how he would go about tackling the project.
"It all starts with the ensemble... the cast," said Leterrier. "It's all about the cast. It's all about the characters. You have to find the way to enter the movie through the cast."
"With 'Avengers' it would be a little different, because a lot of the cast would have been casted by different directors from other movies, but you can still bring everybody together," he added. "That's what we did that was great on 'Clash of the Titans' — for the first three weeks, we brought everybody into a room and we workshopped the movie."
So a director workshop to mash all four (or more) of the Avengers into a cohesive film? Not a bad idea, and it sounds similar to the "collaborative directing effort" that was suggested some time ago, but I still am not convinced Leterrier is the man to lead the project. I don’t subscribe to Mike Sampson’s opinion that his HULK movie is “criminally underrated” (I actually appreciate Ang Lee’s risk taking more), and THE TRANSPORTER 2 is a supremely awful film on a number of levels.
I’ll wait and see how CLASH goes, but unless my socks are knocked off, I’ll still be pulling for Favreau.
|Extra Tidbit:||In my heart, I know this movie will be a disaster.|