As we learned in April, although the Clash of the Titans remake made $487 million worldwide, director Louis Leterrier decided that he would not return to direct the sequel that Warner Bros had quickly greenlit. We have been waiting to find out who they would choose to direct instead and word is, according to the LA Times, that up-and-coming director Jonathan Liebesman (Darkness Falls, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, The Killing Room) is their top contender. Liebesman is currently in post-production on the sci-fi alien invasion action film Battle: Los Angeles, which I've heard some incredible things about already.
LA Times says that Warner Bros wants to starting production on this sequel by early 2011 so that they can still get Sam Worthington back before he moves on to shoot Avatar 2. Liebesman isn't locked, as they say a number of filmmakers are still currently in contention, but he's "one name that's risen to the top." The only other news is that it will be shot in 3D from the start, not converted this time (which was one big issue). I really like Liebesman, I think he's a director to really keep an eye on coming up, but I don't know how he'll be able to recover Clash of the Titans. I'm more concerned about the script and the story and where they can take it from where Leterrier left us at the end of the remake. I guess we'll find out soon enough - stay tuned!
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