Thursday Link-A-Mania

Wrath Of The Titans, Poe, Old Man’s War, American Horror Story, Hello Ghost

Clash Of The Titans Sequel Will Be Grittier
Wrath Of The Titans director Jonathan (Battle Los Angeles) Liebesman has told Coming Soon that the Clash sequel will have a different flavour to the first film: “It’s going to be a much more natural, gritty, grounded fantasy movie. Just think Gladiator with lots of creatures. I’m excited. It’s a good opportunity to do something awesome with some great actors in a great genre.”

Wolfgang Petersen For Old Man’s War
According to Deadline, Paramount has bought the rights to the 2005 John Scalzi SF novel Old Man’s War, with Wolfgang (Das Boot, Troy, Poseidon) Petersen attached to direct – it would be his first sf/fantasy film since 1984’s The Neverending Story. David (Road to Perdition, The Wolfman) Self is writing the script. The book is about a an army – The Colonial Defense Forces – which recruits the aged and gives them back their youth in return for military service.

Hello Again Ghost
Christopher (Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, Home Alone) Columbus is set to tackle a remake of the Korean film Hello Ghost, reports Deadline. The original film, which was only released last December, was about a man whose failed suicide attempt gives him the power to see ghosts. It’s more of a comedy drama than a horror. “After watching Hello Ghost I was immediately struck by the film’s ability to mix comedy, drama and complex emotional themes,” Columbus says in a statement. “Its strong universal storyline translates to any culture, and I’m looking forward to bringing a version of this wonderful story to the English-speaking audience.”

Poe Faced
Leslie Odom Jr has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Poe, a crime procedural in which Edgar Allan Poe is reimagined as the world’s very first private detective using unconventional methods to investigate dark mysteries in 1840s Boston. According to Deadline, Odom Jr will play Julian “Jupiter” Noble, a doctor at a free clinic who helps Poe.

American Horror Characters
TVLine has discover some of the characters who’ll be populating Glee and Nip/Tuck creators Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy’s new show American Horror Story. They include:

  • Ben Harmon – Though as sensitive as a woman, this 40ish therapist is also a man’s man.
  • Vivien Harmon – Ben’s gorgeous wife, she is a force to be reckoned with in spite of her vulnerable demeanor. (The breakdown suggests a young Susan Sarandon)
  • Violet – The Harmons’ 16-year-old daughter is a goth with more issues than a Borders magazine rack.
  • Tate Langdon –  This 17-year-old is as dangerous as he is seductive. And not “Glee’s Puck dangerous,” either; we’re talking “Charles Manson dangerous.”