Director Jonathan Liebesman has come a long way from his first film Darkness Falls as he’s now being put in charge of much bigger budget high-profile projects in recent years. After directing modern-day Marines fighting against aliens in the upcoming Battle: Los Angeles, Liebesman is transitioning to ancient Greek warriors fighting against Gods and mythological creatures in the sequel to Clash of the Titans, taking over the reins from director Louis Letterier who Liebesman attended NYU with many years ago and considers one of his mentors.
Earlier today, Liebesman told ComingSoon.net that the actors have already been in training for three weeks with plans to start shooting the film in ten short days in order to make its March 23, 2012 release date, while Liebesman has been traveling to the Canary Islands and all over England and Wales looking for interesting locations to shoot the movie.
“It’s going to be a much more natural gritty, grounded fantasy movie,” he told us earlier. “Just think ‘Gladiator’ with lots of creatures, I’m excited. It’s a good opportunity to do something awesome with some great actors in a great genre.”
Look for our full interview with Liebesman sometime before Battle: Los Angeles opens on March 11.