HOLLYWOOD — It’s one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the season, so when the “Clash of the Titans” remake was unveiled Wednesday, its red carpet was overflowing with an eclectic group of celebs and titans both past and present.
“I try to be really choosy about which premieres I go to, and they’re usually films that have some sort of special anticipation for me,” explained Alyssa Milano, scanning the crowd, which included Derek Hough from “Dancing With the Stars,” the Used and Alex Meraz from “New Moon.” “My dad made my brother and I watch the original ‘Clash of the Titans’ so many times that I’m looking forward to seeing a fresh take on it.”
“OK, my number-one favorite event to go to are movie premieres. Not the nightclubs, parties or anything like that, I just love movies in general,” insisted Stephanie Pratt, claiming that “Clash” will mark her first three-dimensional experience ever. “I have never seen a 3-D movie before, so I’m excited. I saw ‘Bolt’ in 3-D, but I only saw an hour of it and that was two years ago. I missed ‘Avatar’ and haven’t seen ‘Alice in Wonderland’ yet. So, this is a big deal to me.”
These days, 3-D films — whether they’re about Greek mythology, aliens, dragons or anything else — are a big deal to everybody. With that in mind, we asked the accumulated stars which other classic films they’d like to see brought back to the screen in the new 3-D format.
Milano chose “The Wizard of Oz.” “Going through the poppy fields, all of those scenes with the monkeys flying. Pretty much every scene in that movie [would look good in 3-D],” the actress said.
“I’m going to say ‘Wizard of Oz.’ Why not?” agreed Lisa Rinna, wife of original “Titans” star Harry Hamlin. “It was that classic, psychedelic movie that is so big and bright, at times it’s weird and wonderful. I think that would be very cool to see it in 3-D.”
“Jaws!” gushed Pratt. “That’s it! That would be terrifying.”
” ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ ” said Meraz. “The scene with the eyelids, in 3-D? People would probably have seizures watching it. I’d love to see it in 3-D. I’ve got issues, man.”
As Hamlin prepared himself to pass the torch to the new Perseus, Sam Worthington himself insisted that his take on the character was wholly original — and that when it came to accepting the role in the remake, it wasn’t the effects, scope or 3-D that made him sign on the dotted line.
“[I did it] because I’ve got a 9-year-old nephew,” laughed Worthington, now the king of 3-D after his recent “Avatar” breakthrough. “I thought that seeing his uncle run around in a dress with rubber swords, killing a bunch of monsters, would be pretty cool for him when he goes to the movies with his mates.”