I'm keen to see this
I'm sure like the rest of you, I've always had a list of projects that I would explore if I had access to George Lucas' goitre...and a remake of Clash would certainly be one of them.
Let me just first qualify that statement by saying that it would be through an absolutely desperate love of the original - both the amazing work of Mr. Harryhausen and the ridiculousness of Hamlin's scantily clad Perseus - that remaking this film wouldn't ever be about replacing it. That film was made then (1981), with that particular narrative thread and the back projection and optical effects that were available to the filmmakers then...and I love it.The craftsmanship of the Medusa sequence holds up as one of the classics in movie history...bravo Ray!
But seeing a new version of this story is a thrilling prospect. Leterrier certainly isn't my ideal director (his general filmic vision is much too stepped in a gritty,dirty city realism for my liking), but his work on Hulk was admirable, if flawed (his version of the Hulk, while much better than Lee's, was too real world with all the pitted skin and monstrous veins and they went from the day glo green of the first film to the overly desaturated in the sequel -- or pre-quel or whatever they called). That said, it had alot of great qualities and I enjoyed that film very much.
So all that said...I'm up for this. Going by that new trailer, Medusa certainly moves alot quicker in this film, and that's going to be interesting to see. The Kraken looks a little space alien for my tastes, but the scale is impressive. I don't remember seeing Calibos in the trailer, so perhaps they are holding back on him (since obviously they chose to show the Kraken to get bums on seats on opening day).
At any rate, I'm never one to discount a film based on a trailer so looking forward to seeing this in the theatre. It's not 3d, is it