Greg Berlanti will write an addition to the mythology remake and they’ll be looking for screenwriters to pound out more tedious exposition and wooden dialogue. Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and others are expected to return for the sequel. Maybe even another Megatron-looking guy.
Louis Leterrier will not. At least not as a director. Deadline is reporting Leterrier will serve merely as an executive producer as insiders “swear he wasn’t of a mind to rush into another installment of Greek mythological mayhem.” Reports have indicated Leterrier wasn’t particularly happy with the studios last-minute edits, re-shoots, and post-production 3D conversion., which may have contributed to his interest elsewhere. Perhaps Berlanti will direct instead. Either way… Titans. Will. Clash. Again.
Clash of the Titans has grossed $146.9 million ($390 million worldwide) so far, which might explain the interest in doubling up. The studio hopes to have it ready by Spring 2012.
Meanwhile, Brendan Fraser may or may not venture again into the unknown for Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D 2. His schedule may not line up with WB’s plan to have this ready by Fall 2011. Another reason is Eric Brevig, who directed the first, is busy with Warners’ Yogi Bear movie (seriously) and Fraser may stay loyal to him by not returning. Big loss. Thus they may have to center the center of the Earth around Josh Hutcherson, who played Fraser’s nephew in the original. The first made $242 million worldwide.
My advice is to combine them into one single 3D bombardment of objects flying from the screen and call it Clash of the Center of the Earth. Perseus crawls down into the underworld only to find Brendan Fraser, and together they must battle giant beasts.