“Clash of the Titans” hits theaters Friday with an epic scale and spirit of adventure that jumps off the screen, and not just because of the 3-D effects. The film and its director, Louis Leterrier, make a strong visual statement — and you can hear Leterrier talk about that and more Thursday night at the Apple Store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
I’ll be interviewing Leterrier on stage for about an hour starting at 6:30 p.m., and I’ll save some of that time to take questions from the audience.
“Clash” could be a major career turning point for the 36-year-old Paris native who also directed “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Transporter” and “Transporter 2.”
I’ll also talk to him about the surging Hollywood interest in 3-D, his “Clash” cast (led by Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson) and the future of the Marvel Universe on film. I might be able to coax him into talking about the ripe story possibilities of a “Clash” sequel.
I’ve done two similar events at the same store (which is at 1248 Third Street Promenade, by the way), and they’re always a lot of fun. Hope to see you there.
— Geoff Boucher
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Photos: At top, “Clash of the Titans” lets loose the Kraken. Credit: Warner Bros. Middle, director Louis Leterrier. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times. Bottom: promotional poster for “Clash of the Titans.”