The incipit of a bit in the Coventry Telegraph last week:
CLASH OF THE TITANS director Louis Leterrier says he is hoping the film will be the start of a franchise and has mapped out a possible trilogy centring on ancient Greek mythology.
He said: “We’ve talked about it loosely. Any movie of this size, [the studio wants] to know you won’t hit a wall after your first movie. So they’re like, ‘If we green light your movie and give you the money, what’s the idea for the sequel?’
“And you just give them some ideas. You draw an arc for your character. I’m not saying I know what exactly will happen to Perseus in the next two movies, but I know the direction and it’s pretty exciting.”
Speaking to MTV, the filmmaker said: “I’d love Clash to be a franchise. Clash is like creating your own world. It’s like James Cameron with Avatar, he can explore different planets.
“Well, I can explore Greek mythology. You’ve got so many creatures, so many heroes, so many gods. You have Daedalus, Icarus, amazing stuff. You’ve got several worlds. I could spend the rest of my life directing Greek mythology movies and I would still not finish everything.”
“If Clash does well and we’re lucky enough to make it into a franchise, that’s what I’d love to do. Before the gods, there were the titans, there were even bigger creatures and monsters. That could be something. It’s ancient superheroes.”