Warner Bros. has pushed back Clash of the Titans’ release from March 26 to April 2, but it will now debut in 3-D simultaneously with the standard version.
“We are experienced and have been successful in the conversion of 2-D to 3-D going back to such hits as The Polar Express, select scenes in Superman Returns and the last two Harry Potter films,” said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution, in a statement. “We are confident in the constantly evolving 3-D technology, and the results for Clash of the Titans will be presented onscreen with the highest-quality images available today.”
I don’t know about you, but Polar Express and Superman Returns aren’t the best examples to use when trying to drum up excitement. But Warner Bros. can’t exactly lay claim to 20th Century Fox’s Avatar legacy, despite sharing that movie’s leading man, Sam Worthington (pictured, above).
A remake of 1981’s film of the same name, Clash of the Titans stars Worthington as the mythic hero Perseus, who has a personal vendetta again against Hades (Ralph Fiennes), the god of the Underworld who is trying to dethrone Zeus (Liam Neeson, Schindler’s List and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace). The original starred Laurence Olivier as Zeus and Harry Hamlin as Perseus.
Also confirmed for the third dimension: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I in November.