‘Clash of the Titans’ director and Hero Complex in Santa Monica on Thursday

March 30, 2010 | 1:42 p.m.

Clash of the Titans Kraken battle

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.

Louis Leterrier

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.”


3 Responses to ‘Clash of the Titans’ director and Hero Complex in Santa Monica on Thursday

  1. stevo says:

    this is not a true 3d movie, it's a 2d conversion and according to sources from Showest, the 3d aspects are mediocre.

  2. ggrrrrrr says:

    Mr Louie Terrier or whatever his name is should have stayed at home the day they handed out the assignment for this remake…. its horrible.. The effects are great but the 3d is not 3d at all… And the story is horrendous… I understand the original was pretty simple as well, but good ol Louie should have left it alone instead of the butchering he gave it.. its full of holes.. theres no character progression.. he basically Rewrites the Greek myths.. .. so tired of how all the great special efect eye candy movies have to be synymous with horrid story. Where do they find these talentless arrogant directors/writers ? who keep butchering the classic tales..300 , troy, Beowulf… etc etc cant wait till this trend is over and historic fantasy goes back to what it's supposed to be.

  3. Clash of the Titans ended up more spectacle than real quality. It seems as though more work was put into the CG effects and less on the story telling. It was kind of a disappointment for me because of the huge hype.

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