Weeks after reports surfaced that director Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) was circling Warner Bros. Pictures' planned sequel for Clash of the Titans, Heat Vision reports the deal is done and the Liebesman is on board the project. Unlike the recent remake by Louis Leterrier, the next installment will be shot with 3D technology instead of converted in post production.
Liebesman had been in contention to nab the directing gig since early June, with negotiations stretching through the summer. Money was a factor, as was the hurdle of overcoming the negative perception of this year's initial installment. The movie, a remake of the 1981 original, became a worldwide hit for Warners, grossing more than $491 million, although it garnered many negative reviews.
The studio hopes to turn that around this time around by properly shooting it in 3D and by bringing in some notable writers to flesh out the script. Those include Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Dan Mazeau (The Flash, Jonny Quest) and David Leslie Johnson (Red Riding Hood).
Sam Worthington and Gemma Arterton are among the actors expected to return for the second installment.
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