Warner Bros. Readying 'Clash of the Titans 3' (Exclusive)
Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson have been enlisted to write the story for a third installment in the series based on the adventures of Perseus.
Titans will clash for the third time, if Warner Bros. has its way.
The studio, which is in post-production with Legendary Pictures on Clash of the Titans sequel Wrath of the Titans, is developing the next installment of the tales inspired by the Greek myths, even though Wrath doesn’t open until March 30, 2012.
Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson, who co-wrote Wrath’s screenplay with Steven Knight and also share story credit with Greg Berlanti, have been enlisted to develop and write a treatment for the threequel, which would continue the adventures of Perseus, played by Sam Worthington.
Insiders say that Agenor, a sidekick-like character played by Toby Kebbell, may also figure into the new story, as the second movie leaves the door open for the character’s return.
The producing team behind Wrath, Basil Iwanyk and Polly Johnsen among it, would return for the new installment should it go forward as would Wrath Jonathan Liebesman, though no deals are in place.
Titans, directed by Louis Leterrier, grossed $163 million domestically and a whopping $330 million overseas.
Wrath again reunites not only Worthington but Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Danny Huston as Greek gods, and throws in actors Edgar Ramirez, Rosamund Pike and Bill Nighy among others.
Mazeau and Johnson are not a writing team but became one for the Titans movies. Both were well-liked by Warners: Mazeau, repped by CAA and Circle of Confusion, worked on The Flash and Jonny Quest for the studio while Johnson, repped by Paradigm, worked on 2009's The Oprhan and 2011's Red Riding Hood.