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11.06.2008

Sam Worthington better enjoy it while he can. Being able to walk down the street without paparazzi shouting his name, fans asking for autographs and women ripping at his clothes. Because you might not recognize Sam Worthington now, but you will in about a year or so. After finishing production on two major blockbusters - Jim Cameron's AVATAR and McG's TERMINATOR SALVATION - Worthington has signed on to another big budget project, the Warner Bros. epic CLASH OF THE TITANS. Worthington will star as Perseus who, along with Zeus, battles Medusa to save Princess Andromeda (Harry Hamlin played Perseus in the 1981 original). Louis Leterrier (THE INCREDIBLE HULK) will direct from a script by Lawrence Kasdan (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK). As you might expect from a story about a man who battles a Kraken and a snake-haired movie, a good deal of the film will be shot using a style similar to what Zack Snyder used on 300. Filming on TITANS is expected to begin late 2008/early 2009.

Extra Tidbit: Worthington was one of the final choices to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.
Source: Variety

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1:27PM on 11/07/2008

Here's an idea

Any chance of them "digging up" Burgess Meredith to reprise his roll as Ammon? 'Cause that would be SWEEEEEEET! Titans are big!
Any chance of them "digging up" Burgess Meredith to reprise his roll as Ammon? 'Cause that would be SWEEEEEEET! Titans are big!
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4:10AM on 11/07/2008

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He's pretty recognisable Down Under (which probably means diddly-squat in the US). Brilliant actor. For a cross section of his work check out Getting Square, Dirty Deeds, Rogue and Macbeth (An Australian take on the Bard's famous Scottish play. His portrayal is chilling.)
He's pretty recognisable Down Under (which probably means diddly-squat in the US). Brilliant actor. For a cross section of his work check out Getting Square, Dirty Deeds, Rogue and Macbeth (An Australian take on the Bard's famous Scottish play. His portrayal is chilling.)
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11:20PM on 11/06/2008
Congratulations to him on scoring those roles.

I'm still iffy on a Clash of the Titans remake. Yeah, there were a lot of goofy elements (and Harry Hamlin was a 2x4) in the original, but you gotta love those Ray Harryhausen creatures!
Congratulations to him on scoring those roles.

I'm still iffy on a Clash of the Titans remake. Yeah, there were a lot of goofy elements (and Harry Hamlin was a 2x4) in the original, but you gotta love those Ray Harryhausen creatures!
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8:30PM on 11/06/2008

One of the few remakes I look forward to.

One of the few remakes I look forward to.
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7:40PM on 11/06/2008

LOL

I actually thought this was going to be an NFL article about the Titans still being undefeated ...

But I dig this article, nonetheless. Sounds good to me.
I actually thought this was going to be an NFL article about the Titans still being undefeated ...

But I dig this article, nonetheless. Sounds good to me.
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6:20PM on 11/06/2008

hollywood is weird

Where did this guy come from. It's weird how a guy that isn't even recognizable at this point by anyone is getting cast in leading roles in these huge upcoming projects. Like he isn't a face to sell tickets yet. I guess he owes it all to Cameron and his great casting and all the studios know, once your a lead in a Cameron film, fuck, you're human gold.
Where did this guy come from. It's weird how a guy that isn't even recognizable at this point by anyone is getting cast in leading roles in these huge upcoming projects. Like he isn't a face to sell tickets yet. I guess he owes it all to Cameron and his great casting and all the studios know, once your a lead in a Cameron film, fuck, you're human gold.
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4:04PM on 11/06/2008
I wonder exactly how much will they use from the original and what they will dump. The original had some rather good stuff that would be nice like pegasis and calibus but booboo the owl might be something that most audiences will consider stupid by todays standards. Still my hope is they maybe get someone particularly sexy to play andromeda. After all its gotta be someone infinately sexy otherwise it makes all that effort to save her seem some what silly.
I wonder exactly how much will they use from the original and what they will dump. The original had some rather good stuff that would be nice like pegasis and calibus but booboo the owl might be something that most audiences will consider stupid by todays standards. Still my hope is they maybe get someone particularly sexy to play andromeda. After all its gotta be someone infinately sexy otherwise it makes all that effort to save her seem some what silly.
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3:59PM on 11/06/2008
The Kraken is a totally SCANDINAVIAN legend. It has NOTHING to do with Ancient Greece.

That said, hey, if they make a (better) movie out of the (already fairly decent) old one, I'm all for it. And with a great screenwriter and a good director, this is already looking...um, good!
The Kraken is a totally SCANDINAVIAN legend. It has NOTHING to do with Ancient Greece.

That said, hey, if they make a (better) movie out of the (already fairly decent) old one, I'm all for it. And with a great screenwriter and a good director, this is already looking...um, good!
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3:30PM on 11/06/2008
I've always belived that once an actor has appeared in three recognizable roles they can stop worrying about being written off as a flash in the pan. (i.e. Orland Bloom had Pirates and LotR but not much else and although his career started out strong it has dimmed noticably). Looks like this could be Worthington's third role.

Personally I think Worthington would've made an excellent Britt Reid had they chosen to go the serious route on the Green Hornet flick. Mark my words, sooner or later
I've always belived that once an actor has appeared in three recognizable roles they can stop worrying about being written off as a flash in the pan. (i.e. Orland Bloom had Pirates and LotR but not much else and although his career started out strong it has dimmed noticably). Looks like this could be Worthington's third role.

Personally I think Worthington would've made an excellent Britt Reid had they chosen to go the serious route on the Green Hornet flick. Mark my words, sooner or later this dude's going to be cast in a superhero movie.
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2:30PM on 11/06/2008
Good to see another Aussie boy is making good. Well done, Sam.

Anybody looking to see some of his early work should check out this Aussie crime flick called "Getting Square." It's nothing sensational but it certainly has its moments, including a fuckin' priceless courtroom scene with David Wenham (Faramir from LotR)
Good to see another Aussie boy is making good. Well done, Sam.

Anybody looking to see some of his early work should check out this Aussie crime flick called "Getting Square." It's nothing sensational but it certainly has its moments, including a fuckin' priceless courtroom scene with David Wenham (Faramir from LotR)
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