The “Clash of the Titans” sequel will not be shot in 3D. That’s what director Jonathan Liebesman (“Battle: Los Angeles”) told Collider. The film will still be released into 3D theaters, it’s just that the film will be converted to 3D in post-production (just as they did — with much controversy — with the 2010 film). Liebesman says it’ll work better than the original because “Clash 2 has been conceived as a 3D picture:
Liebesman: …The sets, the way I’m going to shoot the choreography of the shots, because what we’re gonna instead of say 4 shots we’re gonna do 1, I’m even gonna shoot it in a 1.8:5 aspect ratio. Sam Worthington put me in touch with Jim Cameron, we spoke a lot about aspect ratios and 3D. He said something that really stuck with me which was, 2D scope is 2.3:5. That feels scope in 2D, for 3D he felt like 1.8.5. And we have a lot of big creatures so I want that vertical space so I don’t have to cut so I’m also gonna shoot in 1.8:5. I did a bunch of test with different digital cameras…and the one thing that was very difficult for me was, I felt for a Greek epic I wanted to shoot on film to get that texture that I was looking for with that motion blur. The clincher for me was Warner Bros. showed me how far conversion had come. They showed me Chris Nolan Inception converting for the DVD, they showed me Harry Potter being converted. So now what we’re doing is, I wanna shoot film, we’re gonna have what are called stereographers on set who are guys who are sitting there advising you. It’s a completely different situation to Clash 1…Look I would always prefer to shoot native, I just feel like film is the way to go with a Greek epic. Especially the way I wanna shoot it, which is more old school.
Click over to Collider to read their complete interview with Jonathan Liebesman.
Wrath of the Titans is scheduled to hit theaters on March 23, 2012.