Yesterday, we mentioned that Tarsem Singh had signed on to direct the Greek film War of Gods.
Now, Variety says that Warner Bros. has signed The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier to helm its Lawrence Kasdan-scripted remake of Clash of the Titans.
While the subject matter of the two films is different, each shares a preoccupation with Greek mythology, and that has created a full-fledged chariot race to be first, adds the trade.
Warner essentially greenlit “Titans” right after landing Leterrier. WB is co-financing and co-producing the film with Thomas Tull’s Legendary Pictures.
And Relativity, which is fully financing War of Gods, has fast-tracked its film to start production by year’s end.
Both pictures are expected to use the greenscreen techniques used for 300.
War of Gods is a mythological tale set in war-torn ancient Greece, as the young warrior prince Theseus leads his men in a battle against evil that will see the gods fighting with soldiers against demons and titans.
In Clash of the Titans, Perseus, the son of Zeus, must overcome a series of obstacles to save his beloved Princess Andromeda, including cutting off the serpent-tressed head of Medusa, who can turn a man to stone with a single glance.