Two Writers Added to Clash of the Titans Sequel
06.14.10 by BJSprecher
Despite being criticized by fans for its deficient plot and panned by most critics, director Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans was a tremendous hit for Warner Bros., raking in more than $487 million, mostly due to a strong showing internationally. With those kind of numbers, it' not surprising the studio is moving forward with plans for a sequel, even after Leterrier and screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi decided not to return. Now, Clash of the Titans 2 (working title) has gained a new set of writers, according to THR.
When the initial announcement was made about plans for a sequel, Greg Berlanti, co-screenwriter of the Green Lantern script for Warner, was said to be stepping in for Hay and Manfredi. According to HeatVision, Berlanti will continue to work on the treatment and subsequent screenplay, but he will be aided by the additions of writers Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson. Both writers are from within Warner's "family" of writers — Mazeau was once attached to write the big-screen exploits of DC Comics' speedster in The Flash before the restructuring at Warner division DC Entertainment, and Johnson is the writer of The Girl with the Red Riding Hood, which is currently being developed at Warner Bros.
The L.A. Times recently reported that the producers are currently meeting with directors, with Jonathan Liebesman (Darkness Falls) at the top of the list. The decision should be made soon, as Warner Bros. need to move quickly in order to secure lead actor Sam Worthington before he goes off to shoot Avatar 2 with James Cameron. Clash 2 could go into production as early as January 2011 and will be shot in 3-D, rather than converted after-the-fact the way the first movie was.