Louis Letterier, who helmed both Hulk and Clash of the Titans has been replaced for the sequel to the April blockbuster. Clash of the Titans 2 is to be directed by Jonathan Liebesman of the yet to be released Battle: Los Angeles. While Titans semi-disappointed stateside, due to its reported $125 million budget, it still has grossed almost $500 million worldwide, making it an undeniable success, so word of a sequel is now less surprising. Heat Vision says:
Liebesman, repped by CAA and Principato-Young, nabbed the gig from the strong footage execs saw of “Battle: Los Angeles,” the director’s upcoming “Black Hawk Down”-style alien invasion movie from Columbia, which showed he could handle large-scale action and intense visual effects. The footage also impressed at Comic-Con, where is stood out from forthcoming wave of alien invasion flicks.
The original remake of the 1981 film, whose stars were Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Gemma Arterton, are among some of the actors who are expected to return for the sequel.
Liebesman is a minor surprise as a choice because his film has yet to be released, but Warners could see a coup in nabbing him early as well. Additionally, those who saw the first film will be glad to know it will be shot entirely in 3-D, as opposed to the semi-generic process of adding in 3D after the film was shot on regular stock. It remains to be seen how this project will shape out, we’ll let you know more as it does.