From movie prop tricks to lesser-known details regarding the film, you will encounter facts and trivia regarding the 2010 movie “Clash of the Titans,” which uses Greek mythology and other ancient details to tell the story of Perseus.
The director Louis Leterrier watched the original Clash of the Titans movie, which was released in 1981, when he was a child and had been a big fan ever since. Leterrier wished that the co-producer and visual effects creator of the original movie (Ray Harryhausen) would participate in the 2010 remake. However, Harryhausen had retired from the business in 1981 and refused to come back to the film industry.
When it comes to props and costumes, the culture mostly represented in the movie is Minoan, which dates back to 2700-1450 BC. Some of the features used include the long curly hairstyles, tiered dresses, and the final costume that Andromeda wears includes a replica of the Bee Pendant from Malia.
The sandals that Perseus wears in the film are actually Nike trainers with toes painted on them. He was not outfitted in sandals because he needed to wear sneakers in order to perform his stunts.
The character of Perseus was supposed to start out the movie with long hair, which would be cut before he went on his mission. The idea was abandoned because production didn’t think this detail fit into the scene. Throughout the movie, Perseus has short hair.
Thinking of his sons, who are huge fans of Greek mythology, Liam Neeson gladly took his role in the film. Another actor who had family members in mind when they took their role was Sam Worthington, who played Perseus. He wanted to make a mythological adaptation of the tale that would please his 9-year-old nephew.
As a popular site for filming fantasy movies, the Dinorwic Slate Quarry in Wales served as an effective setting for the volcano scenes in Clash of the Titans.
The film heavily draws from Greco-Roman mythology, but other cultures influenced the plot of the movie. For example, the Kraken belongs to Norse mythology, while the Djinn come from tales associated with Arabian or Oriental regions.
In Greek myths, Io had relations with Perseus’ father, Zeus and is actually his great great great great great great great grandmother.
Another tie to the original Clash of the Titans film is the new name that Acrisius takes after he is disfigured. Calibos was a character in the original movie.
A set of constellations portraying events in history starts off the movie, which is the same technique used in the 1981 film. The same set of constellations is not used in the two movies.
An early version of the Clash of the Titans script had replaced the Kraken with Leviathan , a monster associated with the water that is mentioned in the Bible.