Liebesman Signs On To Direct Clash Of the Titans 2
Jonathan Liebesman will direct the sequel to Clash of the Titans. Liebesman is best known for directing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and…err…The Killing Room. His latest movie, Battle: Los Angeles (which isn’t released until March 2011) has received significant hype off the back of a two second clip shown at Comic Con.
One of the major criticisms of the first film was the awful 3D conversion, and Liebesman hopes to change that by shooting in 3D, rather than adding it during post-production. Most of the film’s stars are expected to return, reports Heat Vision, including Sam Worthington and Gemma Arterton.
Liebesman will take over directing duties from Louis Leterrier, who will produce the sequel. Leterrier directed The Transporter (and its sequel) and The Incredible Hulk before taking on Clash of the Titans earlier this year.
Made for about $125 million, Clash of the Titans was panned by critics, yet managed to earn close to $500 million worldwide. Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Dan Mazeau (The Flash) and David Leslie Johnson (Red Riding Hood) have worked together on a treatment for the sequel, with Mazeau and Johnson in the process of penning the script.