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Louis Leterrier Talks ‘Hulk,’ ‘Clash of the Titans’ Failures

Louis LeterrierMaking the press rounds for the release of his latest picture, magician heist thriller Now You See Me, director Louis Leterrier has opened up about his past Hollywood blockbusters The Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans - including what he feels went wrong with them.

Though Leterrier was quick to dispel rumors that he didn't get along with The Incredible Hulk star Edward Norton (who is said to have offered substantial revisions to the screenplay), but he did reveal that the largest problem he faced was beginning to direct a film without a script! "[Marvel/producers] were like, 'Oh, welcome, welcome. Great news, Louis. We just got a release date. It's a year from now.' I'm like, 'Fantastic, we have to go. Where's the script?' They said, 'Actually, that's the problem, we don't have a script.' ...I've started movies without screenplays both on Clash and on Hulk and that is tremendously stressful, because you have a tendency to overcompensate with effects," Leterrier explained.

Leterrier also admitted that Joss Whedon was not alone in picturing Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk: "I actually wanted to cast Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Marvel was like "No, you should get Edward Norton because he's more famous."

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Isla Fisher Replaces Amanda Seyfried in ‘Now You See Me’

Isla FisherIsla Fisher is set to replace Amanda Seyfried in Now You See Me.

The Wedding Crashers actress - who is currently filming Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby - will reportedly soon begin talks with director Louis Leterrier to appear in the thriller after Jennifer's Body star Amanda dropped out of contention, Variety reports.

The film sees Mark Ruffalo play the leader of an FBI team assigned to track down a gang of magicians known as the Four Horsemen who pull off bank raids during their performances and distribute the proceeds through their audiences. Isla is in line to play Henley, an illusion builder who helps the criminals pull off their tricks. Also starring in the film are Social Network actor Jesse Eisenberg as leader of the gang, Morgan Freeman, who plays a former illusionist who has been shunned by other magicians for revealing how their tricks work, and Melanie Laurent, who stars as a federal agent.

Edward Rucourt and Boaz Yakin have written the script for the movie, while Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will produce. Filming on Now You See Me is scheduled to begin in January.


Sequel News: Romy and Michele, Planet of the Apes and More


Planet of the Apes: The apes will rise again in 2011 when Fox delivers a Planet of the Apes prequel. The movie - currently titled Rise of the Apes - will have photo-realistic apes incorporated into the cautionary tale. The story, written by The Relic‘s Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, will explain how genetic engineering experimentation lead to the apes’ development. The Rupert Wyatt-directed film will be set in present-day San Francisco.

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Getting Into Character: Sam Worthington in Clash of the Titans

Sam Worthington in Clash of the Titans

Hugh Jackman may be the Aussie getting most of the attention right now, but here’s a name you should remember: .

Last month, the actor got his big break starring opposite Christian Bale in . It was a role James Cameron, Worthington’s director on this December’s Avatar, suggested him for. Now Sam’s testing his fighting skills in a different forum.

The picture above is from , a remake of the 1981 film. In it, Worthington plays Perseus, the son of Zeus (Liam Neeson). The “epic action adventure” follows Perseus’ journey to battle Hades (Ralph Fiennes), the god of the underworld.

Titans, which is being directed by The Incredible Hulk‘s Louis Leterrier, also stars (Quantum of Solace), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), Jason Flemyng (Benjamin Button) and Alexa Davalos (Defiance).

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New Photos of Upcoming Hulk Movie

Nearly five years after Ang Lee’s disappointing abomination once referred to as Hulk, has given us all a new hope: .

With the help of Transporter director Louis Leterrier, Norton re-wrote Zak Penn’s (X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic Four) script, which was intended to be a sequel to Lee’s 2003 atrocity. Back with a better cast (, Robert Downey Jr., Tim Roth, and William Hurt) and a better director (let’s face it, Lee has done nothing noteworthy other than post-Hulk, Oscar-friendly Brokeback Mountain), the film is clearly going to be great.

Empire Magazine has released new photos of the movie, which is set to release in mid-June of this year:

Norton hulking out as BannerWilliam Hurt as General Ross

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