It had somehow slipped my mind that Sam Worthington is the star of Louis Leterrier‘s Clash of the Titans (Warner Bros., 3.26). This on top of Avatar and the last Terminator film plus Last Night, The Debt and the possible/discussed The Candidate and The Tourist…it’s a kind of deluge. Worthington is into and all over everything in the same way that Christian Bale was the absolute go-to guy two or three years ago.
Part Arnold, part Clint, past Chuck Norris…I get it, fine. I’m just feeling like I’ve been Sam Worthington-ed in a Paul Simon/”A Simple Desultory Philippic” sense.
That said, I’m not sure how closely Leterrier and his screenwriters, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, have adhered to Beverley Cross‘s 1981 screenplay, but this version, to go by the trailer, will clearly be a lot crazier and 300-ish and visually ruthless than the almost 30 year-old original with its quaint Ray Harryhausen stop-motion animation and borderline embarassing visual effects.