Jonathan Liebesman Officially Hired to Direct Clash of the Titans 2
Posted 08.31.10 by Ryan
After a few months of flirtation, THR reports that Warner Bros. has officially hired director Jonathan Liebesman for the sequel to Clash of the Titans. In June, Liebesman was reported to be Warners' top choice for the job after Louis Leterrier declined to return despite taking the remake and turning it into a blockbuster that earned over $491 million in worldwide box office.
Liebesman's previous efforts include 2006's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and the upcoming Battle: Los Angeles, which shows he's a good candidate for the job since he understands monsters and how to blow things up. The challenge will be shooting in 3-D, as Warners is now committed to having the Titans sequel in 3-D instead of converting to 3-D like they did with its predecessor.
Writing the screenplay are Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson, with a possible production start of January 2011. Sam Worthington and Gemma Arterton are among the cast expected to return for the sequel.