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Mar
23

Clash of the Titans: In memory and anticipation

By Kristen Nedopak  //  Film & TV, Props & Set, Visual Art  //  6 Comments

Clash of the Titans original poster

When I was in grade school, I remember getting an assignment to write a report on any person, place, or thing from history. Being the fantasy fanatic I was, I chose the Pegasus. Funny, though I was quite obsessed with Gods and Goddesses of Greek mythology, I was more excited to illustrate the book cover showing the creature in all it’s glory (or what my artistic skills could produce at the time; and they were actually pretty darn good, even back then).

So it wasn’t a surprise that, along with so many other mythology and fantasy enthusiasts, I loved the original 1981 film Clash of the Titans. Even with its slightly cheesy special effects, it’s still a favorite in my mind.

As most of the world knows, they’re coming out with a remake in 2010. I don’t fully trust that it’ll top the original (yes, I’m one of those people who always love the originals more), but what I am looking forward to are the special effects! With today’s technology and talent, this new film will, well, kick the original’s ass in that department.

The films, old and new

For anyone who hasn’t seen it, here’s the trailer to the original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVcT5YWBzq8

Here’s the trailer for the 2010 remake:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6CJenNMsb4

Who’s playing who?

It’s always fun to compare actors from the past to the modern day versions of characters:

Laurence Olivier as Zeus

Liam Neeson as Zeus

Harry Hamlin as Perseus

Sam Worthington as Perseus

Jack Gwillim as Poseidon

Danny Huston as Poseidon

Judi Bowker as Andromeda

Alexa Davalos as Andromeda

And of course, though Hades wasn’t in the original as far as I recall, I look forward to Ralph Fiennes interpretation of the character in the new film:

Ralph Fiennes as Hades

And the creatures!

Medusa - original

Medusa - updated

Kraken - original

Kraken - updated

Scorpion - original

Scorpion - updated

Who’s missing?

Aeromental provides a great article documenting what monsters are missing, along with many still frames from the new film.

Fan art

Check out some of the Clash characters and scenes by über talented artists:

Zeus by Genzoman

Poseidon by Genzoman

Hades by Genzoman

Kraken by Vegas Mike

Perseus by Jordan Ross

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