Monday, April 16, 2007


Screenwriting hero Lawrence Kasdan has been tapped to pen "Clash of the Titans" for Warner Bros Pictures. Travis Beacham (Killing on Carnival Row) wrote a draft.

A remake of the 1981 cult classic, the story revolves around Zeus' son, Perseus, and his journey to save Princess Andromeda during which he must complete various tasks set out by Zeus, including capturing Pegasus and slaying Medusa. The original marked the final film on which Ray Harryhausen did special effects.

For Kasdan, "Titans" is his first fantasy-style project since the early 1980s, when he wrote the screenplays for "Return of the Jedi," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Oh for the love of Baby Jesus wrapped in his swaddling clothes, please don't do this. YOu haven't done anything resembling "good" since the freakin' 80's man! I'm all for new and pretty CGI, but come ON! This will forever live in my childhood memories as one of the greatest adventure movies of all time. I still Netflix this whenever I get the hankerin' for that feeling of boyish wonder that you can only get from watching the classic films of your past. And now someone is going to take this, ball it up, piss on it, set it on fire, film it, and ask movie goers to pay to see it.

Fuck you, Kasdan.

I can just see you giving this the Hollywood "reimagining" label they give to any film that they know damn well they are about to hack to pieces 'til the only thing resembling the movie you fell in love with are the names of the characters.

But if they kill off that damned clockwork owl, I might be ok with it. It still gives me nightmares.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm be curled up in the fetal position in the corner, weeping.


Daphne said...

Is this the same Clash of the Titans that starred Harry Hamlin? Or am I crazy?

Manny said...

Unforunately (for me) it is.

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Chez said...

I wonder if they can dig up Ray Harryhausen to reanimate Olivier.


Manny said...

Chez! You're still alive. I thought you would have succumbed to Imus-gate. That, or your unit got lodged in the new NIN cd hole.

Yeah, I'm in a much better mood these days.

Tracy said...

Oh man I am RIGHT THERE WITH YOU on this. Why do they have to remake all the good stuff????

slouchmonkey said...

Me: "This is a fresh, new and original idea. I've got *&((($#@ on board and I think I can get *$#, too. I've already spoken to him and he's jazzed."

Exec: "Original scares me."

You hear this all the time. Nothing new. Same shit gets rehashed year after year. How many times do you hear, "He's the next James Dean. She's the next Julia Roberts. She's the female Jack Nicholson." It's safe and secure and nothing changes. Yuck! And, people say Hollywood is liberal? Yikes! Christ, watch The Player. It couldn't be a better take on the movie business.

Hopefully, they'll cast Angelina Jolie as Medusa! That would be cool!

mrmook said...

Thanks for the Heads Up. I recently rewatched this (christ, was that really the 80's?) on Japanese network TV- don't ask me why- for the first time in a couple of decades and it held up well.'re right about the clockwork owl.

Jessica Alba as the Princess?
How bad could it be?