Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Note: No Titans Actually Clashed in the Making of this Film

I have been remiss in posting the trailer to the new "Clash of the Titans" movie. It's pretty kick-ass.

I have to stay on top of "Clash of the Titans" news, because I've been identified on a Czech Web site as a source of information on the topic:
Někdo si dokonce založil blog o Bubovi

(I couldn't really understand anything on this site, but I did learn that the Czech word for "remake" is "remake.")

I would hate to think of Czech movie fans coming to my site and finding nothing but updates on my state quarter collection and pleas for chuman research (though frankly, there has to be a lot of overlap between Czech "Clash of the Titans" fans and people interested in chuman experiments).

Anyway, back to the new trailer: I like the slogan they're using now ("Titans will clash!")...though once again I have to point out that there are no Titan characters in "Clash of the Titans."

From Wikipedia:
The Titans were associated with various primal concepts, some of which are simply extrapolated from their names: ocean and fruitful earth, sun and moon, memory and natural law. The twelve first-generation Titans were ruled by the youngest, Cronus (Saturn), who overthrew their father, Oranos ('Sky'), at the urgings of their mother, Gaia ('Earth').

Several Titans produced offspring who are also known as "Titans." These second-generation Titans include the children of Hyperion (Helios, Eos, and Selene), the daughters of Coeus (Leto and Asteria), and the sons of Iapetus (Prometheus, Epimetheus, Atlas, and Menoetius).

The Titans preceded the Twelve Olympians, who, led by Zeus, eventually overthrew them in the Titanomachy ('War of the Titans'). The Titans were then imprisoned in Tartarus, the deepest part of the underworld, with a few exceptions, most being those who did not fight against Zeus.

Now that sounds like a good movie! And no mention of any giant scorpions.