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R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen

R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen
Legendary visual effects pioneer and stop-motion model animator Ray Harryhausen has died. The multi-award winner was a major influence on many of the biggest film makers of today with the likes of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, George Lucas and John Landis all citing his impact.

Over nearly five decades his work broke new ground and included such films as 1949's "Mighty Joe Young," 1955's "It Came from Beneath the Sea," 1958's "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad," 1963's "Jason and the Argonauts," 1966's "One Million Years BC," and 1981's "Clash of the Titans".

Source: The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation
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The First Image Of Sam Worthington From ‘Clash Of The Titans’

The first glimpse of “Terminator Salvation” and “Avatar” star Sam Worthington as Perseus in Louis Leterrier’s remake of “Clash of the Titans” has now reached the Internet for all the world to see. The movie, which began shooting about a month ago in Europe, will re-craft director Desmond Davis’s 1981 classic starring Laurence Olivier. Leterrier’s remake is no slouch on the casting front either; joining Worthington are Liam Neeson as Zeus and Ralph Fiennes as Hades.

The new Worthington shot, which shows off Perseus in his battle gear, comes out of this month’s Empire according to /Film. There is also a foreboding hand in the foreground, perhaps that of Medusa, one of the iconic villains of Greek mythology that the hero fights in his quest to save his family and keep Hades from dethroning Zeus.

“Clash of the Titans” rounds out a year of big action roles for Worthington,
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Remake Of Ray Harryhausen's "Clash Of The Titans" In The Works; Neeson And Fiennes To Star As Warring Gods

  • CinemaRetro
Warner Brothers is backing a remake of Ray Harryhausen's Clash of the Titans and has attracted some first rate talent to the project. Liam Neeson (in his first role since the tragic death of his wife Natasha Richardson) will star as Zeus and Ralph Fiennes will play his enemy, Hades. Two alumni of recent James Bond films will also be in the cast: Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) and Gemma Arterton (Quantum Of Solace). For more, click here
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Clash Of The Titans Gets Terminated

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Way back last year (to the very day!) my first ever Screen Rant post was about the in-development Clash of the Titans movie. At the time nobody was yet cast in the film, but we knew that Lawrence Kasdan had penned the script. We know that Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier will helm the film, but until now we didn’t know who would be slipping into Harry Hamilin’s sandals to play Perseus in the Ray Harryhausen remake.

That changed today when news broke that the star of Terminator Salvation would be starring in the $100 million budgeted film.

Sam Worthington will be playing the lead role in the R-rated Clash of the Titans - which is due to start shooting in late winter or early spring.

According to Variety:

“The film will be made for under $100 million because the visual effects will be accomplished using the greenscreen techniques that made 300 so visually arresting.
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'Gods,' 'Titans' set to duel

'Gods,' 'Titans' set to duel
New York -- The race for "War of the Gods" and "Clash of the Titans," two rival projects set up at Relativity and Warners, is quickening.

Both are close to casting their leads, with "Stardust" topliner Henry Cavill set to star in "Gods" and "Terminator Salvation" star Sam Worthington in negotiations to climb aboard "Titans," which Thunder Road is producing and Legendary Pictures is co-producing."

In addition, the projects have set start dates. "Gods" would seem to have the edge -- it's tentatively planned for a February shoot, while production on "Titans" is slated to begin in April.

Both are sub-$100 million projects, though the budget for "Gods," at approximately $85 million, is believed to be higher than "Titans," which is closer to the $70 million range.

The studios have been in a fierce battle to get their product to market first, in a battle echoing the scramble between competing studio projects "Troy" and "Alexander" in 2004.

"Gods,
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