Details of how Clash of the Titans went so badly wrong

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

If you've been disappointed about the new Clash of the Titans remake, you may be fascinated by Devin Faraci's analysis of how the movie changed in post-production into something completely different from what we saw being shot in London last year.

Faraci says there's a different cut of the movie by director Louis Leterrier, with a dramatically different story, different romantic relationships, more gods, altered motivations, etc. It's a great read.

Here's some of it:

Louis Leterrier's original version of Clash of the Titans differs from what's playing in theaters in some fairly major ways, and while some of it could be restored for the DVD release, much of it would need extra FX work and would drastically change the plot of the film. Unlike last summer's Terminator Salvation, which got messed around with in the script stage and on set, Clash of the Titans was largely changed after principal photography through editing and some widely reported reshoots - all of which included Leterrier.

It should go without saying that this article will contain spoilers for Clash of the Titans, so if you haven't seen the movie please stop reading now.

The most drastic changes in the film come at the expense of the gods. Many watching the movie wonder why Danny Huston would have been hired to play Poseidon when he has almost absolutely nothing to do in the film; the answer is that nearly two thirds of the business with the gods was edited out of the film, and the very tenor of the god scenes was changed in fundamental ways.

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Clash of the Titans is currently in theaters.

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