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First Photos from the set of CLASH OF THE TITANS in the Canary Islands!

Hey folks, Harry here... I don't know about you, but I've kinda had my fill for now of the traditional ancient warfare movies. There's only so many times you can see Armies of hundreds of thousands of computer controlled characters running into each other. And even if somehow it was the great battles of yore and they managed to employ 100,000 crazy fucks slicing each other up - I'm kinda glad to see Hollywood revisiting the mythological times of yore. With creatures, gods and beasts of all sorts. When the problem ceases to be man against man, man against nature or even man against technology - but instead becomes MAN AGAINST GODS. It's looking like the first one out of the gates of hell will be Louis Lettier's CLASH OF THE TITANS reboot, which seems to be very different from Harryhausen's - but I'm not sure if that's a bad thing. I love CLASH OF THE TITANS, but I read one draft of this script that was damn compelling and very different from Ray's. Not sure if that draft I read a year ago is close at all to what they're shooting in the Canary Islands at the moment, but I'm excited to see what Louis comes up with. I loved his INCREDIBLE HULK - and after we see this film - we'll be getting more mythology brought to life! These pics came from Las Horas where the project is known as De Furia De Titanes. The film is currently shooting and building sets in Tenerife, which you can find in the Spanish Canary Islands! Below are my two fave images from the mix you'll find at the above link!

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  • May 5, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Always hoped this would be done right

    by C A Iversen

    Maybe I'll get my wish.

  • May 5, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST


    by unkempt_sock

    some cool news

  • May 5, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Looks cool

    by JustJules

    And first?

  • May 5, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Looks like Land of the Lost

    by XoanonTORN

    The images seem to be from the 70' that retro quality to them..funny

  • May 5, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    If there is a golden robot owl

    by ECUPirate71

    I am so in.

  • May 5, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST


    by kgerm

    Once we find that four-toed statue all will be well.

  • May 5, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Scriptgirl scooped this last week Harry.

    by brock landers baby

    Like fuck she did.

  • May 5, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by Manatee

    The original was so pitch-perfect awful/wonderful. It would be like remaking Road House.

  • May 5, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    They better show Medusa's Tits in this.

    by Redfive!

    And Calabos and Bu-Bo the owl better be faithful to the original

  • May 5, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • May 5, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    As seen all over the internet, a week ago

    by Vesuvio

    Good job Ain't Cold News.

  • May 5, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    cast + kasdan = my ticket

    by hegele

    Louis Lettier... still in the air with. I think he has good sense, i just thought the cgi in the incredible hulk was dull, this needs the very best effects to work.

  • May 5, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Show me a mechanical owl in this then we talk.

    by Alkeoholic77

    Kracken was here.

  • May 5, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    I always say "Release the Kraken"

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    whenever I unzip my pants...

  • May 5, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Not very Greek looking

    by The_Ed_Carden

    Those statues seem rather Babylonian to me

  • May 5, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    That's the statue from the front?!

    by TheMarineBiologist

    I thought it was going to be Anubis... damn...

  • May 5, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST


    by boogy110

    Just as shitty as the original. Now thats how you keep continuity!!

  • May 5, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Good god.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    They actually built a set? No green screen? Is there hope?

  • May 5, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    How much of Travis Beacham's script was used?

    by D.Vader

    And how much was rewritten? Or better question: How much was true to the original movie?

  • May 5, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Harry, which draft did you read?

    by D.Vader

    Was it Beacham's or a rewrite?

  • May 5, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    And wait, did they BUILD these statues?

    by D.Vader

    They fucking built giant practical statues instead of CGIng them or greenscreening models? No fucking way. Are these real?

  • May 5, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Not too late to make it a 'God of War' movie!

    by BiggusDickus

    Sure, have all the gods and mythical creatures in there, just get Kratos to kill them. And shag some slave wenches. Marvellous.

  • May 5, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    i dunno...

    by SylarTheCylon

    looks like its all made out of paper mache, like a cheap star trek set look.

  • May 5, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST



    I read the Lawrence Kasdan draft

  • May 5, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST



    yes, they built statues - which is how photos taken from far away can get online and have the actual statues in them.

  • May 5, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    A Harry Hamlin cameo perhaps?

    by wackybantha

    Place your bets!

  • May 5, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST


    by Prossor

    i want to go back to yore for some yore and whore.

  • May 5, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    I'd second the God of War idea.

    by TheMarineBiologist

    The God of War movie... in development hell alongside Bioshock and Halo...

  • May 6, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    god of war isnt in dev. hell

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    its in a different, much worse type of hell, where kittens are strangled and kids starve. its being directed by brett ratner.

  • May 6, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Harry, How'd you know..

    by The Dark Shite

    It was taken from far away? Maybe the rocks are really tiny:-).

  • May 6, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Danny Trejo is Calibos!

    by Castlemonster

    Nicholas Cage is McKraken! No wait, that's just silly.

  • May 6, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Come to think of it..

    by The Dark Shite

    That's exactly how I'd make it! Want a Giant God Dude in your picture? Make a tiny statue, stick it next to some tiny rocks & get a normal guy with sandals to walk around. And add some fraggles just for kicks.

  • May 6, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Nice to see they're going for a non-blue screen look.

    by Se7en

    This tells me that they're going for CG only when necessary. A big step in the right direction, especially a movie with loads of CG.

  • May 6, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    "Not very Greek looking"

    by Castlemonster

    Well, you don't want it to be *too* Greek-style. Just imagine if 300 had everyone with their junk hanging out like the comic.

  • May 6, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    The Hulk was a piece of shit. And Norton didn't

    by GQtaste

    do it any favors either. He thinks he's so above everything when it comes to current day movie making. He wants to be in the same category as Deniro, Pacino, Beatty, Brando, etc. But those guys came up at different times when you didn't have to do massive publicity. And it will costs him in the long run. Look at what Downey Jr. did and how much better Iron Man did at the box office compared to Hulk. It wasn't even close. And some of it has to go on Norton himself refusing to promote like Jr. did. And I also don't like the director too. He has to prove me wrong.

  • May 6, 2009, 12:48 a.m. CST

    you lost me at the words INCREDIBLE HULK

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    That one was lacking on so many fronts come on! Just totally uninteresting and bland. The only got thing about it was Tim Roth, but that's only a compliment to him and his ability to elevate even incoherent drivel (which Incredible Hulk wasn't - it was just bland). <p> Not exited in the slightest for this one.

  • May 6, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST

    hmmm...these photos are like a week old

    by Gungan Slayer

    and it's FURIA DE TITANES, not 'de furia de titanes.' and screw this shit. Clash of the Titans doesn't need a motherfucking remake

  • May 6, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST

    What lies in the shadow of the statues?

    by 3D-Man

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

  • May 6, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    It looks like blue screen...

    by Orionsangels

    and Harryhausen will add the stop motion creature in later.

  • May 6, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    3D-Man, too much CGI!

    by Orionsangels

  • May 6, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Alexa Davalos is Andromeda

    by caruso_stalker217

    Frank Darabont said you'd see more of this motherfucker, you just wait and see and I am seeing, Frank! She is in this movie, Frank. <p>Cuz it would be shame if somebody said someone was going places and they never did.

  • May 6, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Fuck doing reboots!

    by Continentalop

    Make something original! Make PAVLOV'S HOUSE! (caruso_stalker will know what I mean).

  • May 6, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Keanu Reeves as the invisible quadraplegic deaf-mute!

    by Castlemonster

    Who gets devoured by Stygian cockroaches off-screen before the prologue. He'd be perfect!

  • May 6, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Letterrier is another hack

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • May 6, 2009, 2:51 a.m. CST


    by CuervoJones

    A lot of Harryhausen´s movies were shot in The Canary Islands.

  • May 6, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST

    An unnecessary remake.

    by Dingbatty

    Just pick another story from Greek myth. Oh, and Letterier is terrible, in the English sense of the word.

  • May 6, 2009, 3:39 a.m. CST

    I wasn't expecting retro....

    by Rameses

    This looks a bit too Ray Harryhausen.If these are stills from the life sizeset.They've somehow managed to make it look ten inches high and on Rays tabletop.These really have a dodgy seventies production design feel to them , In this post LOTG age and with stuff like Gods of War as a guide...I was expecting something a bit less cheesy.

  • May 6, 2009, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Release the Kraken!

    by Darth Scourge

    Man, I hope they do justice to this. The original COTT, and all the other Harryhausen masterworks, are some of my favourite movies ever.

  • May 6, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST


    by Holy Hell

    "loved" his Incredible Hulk movie. Any positive reviews were just critics seeing Iron Man's glow on it. It had kind of a cool story destroyed by a really bad script and hackneyed direction. The fight was cool. South America was cool. That was all.

  • May 6, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST

    If you don't know what lies in the shadow of those statues..

    by malificus

    ..then you got no business on that island.

  • May 6, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    Nemrut Dagi rip-off

    by kalash

    This looks suspiciously like a clone of an ancient site in Turkey. Check out:

  • May 6, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Why bother building a giant set . . .

    by mascan42

    if it's going to look like a bad matte painting?

  • May 6, 2009, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Dark Shite...Congrats

    by Shepard Wong

    You just reinvented forced perspective...with fraggles. Way to go.

  • May 6, 2009, 5:54 a.m. CST

    So has Amy Winehouse signed on to play Medusa yet?

    by OgreYouAsshole

  • May 6, 2009, 5:55 a.m. CST

    They don't even have toes

    by KingNineReturns

    All statues must have at least four toes for me to acknowledge them.

  • May 6, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST


    by Gungan Slayer

    That would make for an awesome movie.

  • May 6, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Not filming in Vancouver?

    by Spandau Belly

    But it looks so much like Ancient Greece.

  • May 6, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Didn't like Incredible Hulk

    by ballyhoo

    It just didn't deliver the action, and the story and characters weren't compelling. Nice try, though.

  • May 6, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Re:Nemrut Dagi....

    by Rameses

    Kalish is right.These things are a rip-off of a Turkish site...check out this image and compare to one of the heds on the statues.. quest/626382935/

  • May 6, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST


    by Arcangel2020

    Hmmmmm, Well we can't judge a movie just from seeing what looks to be part of a "Real World/Non-CG" set. I loved the original "Clash of The Titans" even though it is totally cheesy..but hey, it is a Ray Harryhausen flick! (I once met Ray Harryhausen as a kid at a Sci Fi Conventions and he was a total mean Old Man prick to me too when I came up and asked for his autograph..hated him for it, but still love his old movies) Who knows? Hopefully this re-make/re-envisioning will actually be pretty damn good? I am going to keep an open mind, wait to see some future on the set set pics and trailers of the movie once it gets closer to release.

  • May 6, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Been to Tenerife

    by Unlabled

    Great land. It has a Volcano in the middle of the island that you can drive/tram up. They shot part of Planet of the Apes there.

  • May 6, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Wow, those sets look...

    by Kid Z

    ...insanely Harryhausen-esque! Might this remake actually be cool, Harry?

  • May 6, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Big gold star

    by Flyingcircus

    For using practical sets. Keep it up.

  • May 6, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Those photos look like CGI.

    by Royston Lodge

    I know they're real statues, but something about those photos makes them look like CGI.

  • May 6, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    The fight with the Medusa

    by zinc_chameleon

    Is for my money still the best special effect on screen. I know it's just a clay model, and yet everytime I see it, the sequence still makes me squirm. Lettier most likely has written a better script --Andromeda was a washout last time--but man o man are the special effects guys going to have to sweat blood on this one.

  • May 6, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    yet another remake

    by HerbWestAustin

    why? it's fine how it is.

  • May 6, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by Alkeoholic77

    Do the women scream in terror too?

  • May 6, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    As much as I love the original....

    by bonecrushersmith

    I think a remake COULD be awesome. It could be a fucking travesty, let's just hope it's not.

  • May 6, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by enderandrew

    People loved the TV show with a real human actor in green paint, and everyone seems to hate both attempts at a movie with a horrible CGI creation. The audience doesn't relate with this fake CGI beast. I see the trailers and instead of getting pumped up, I say "meh" because it looks fucking terrible. You need a real human Hulk who is massive, and then use LotR techniques and camera angles to film him to appear even larger.

  • May 6, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST


    by slone13

    <p>Guard well this shield, for one day it will guard your life.</p> <p>Give us back The Eye!</p> <p>The stars will never fade. They will burn till the end of the time.</p>

  • May 6, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Caroline Munro....Yumm

    by Shepard Wong

  • May 6, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    FOX will fuck this up

    by captain_bligh

    Don't you worry. FOX will get in there and put their stink all over this and we'll all be let down in 2 years. Poor Louis.

  • May 6, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    The Incredible Hulk was shit, Harry

    by Bastard_In_A_Blanket

    I prefer the Ang Lee one.

  • May 6, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    He did a damn good job with Incredible Hulk. Can't wait

    by Mr Nicholas

    for this. I really hope it doesn't skimp on the huge monsters. I also hope it doesn't become a cartoon. It's a tricky balance to strike.

  • May 6, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    The Medusa in the old version was hella scary

    by Tacom

    I mean damn.

  • May 6, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    but who directed the first Transporter?

    by Spandau Belly

    Was it this guy or Corey Yuen? It's going to be the Poltergeist of our time.

  • May 6, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    Dont' say things like "EVERYONE seems to hate both attempts at a movie with a horrible CGI creation." A lot of people seem to like each for different reasons. I lean toward the last one but try to leave the rest of the human race out of the equation to explain YOUR personal taste(s). Having a real person and using different techniques to make the hulk is a good idea but the 70's show was far from what I would want to see in a modern hulk movie. Saying the Audience doesn't relate to a CG character means no one related to a character like Gollum??? They obviously can if it's done correctly.

  • That, and Sheena's bathing scene, were very interesting for PG movies. Only matched by the G rated Sinbad movie that had Power and Seymour lounging without clothing.

  • May 6, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    OK. That's kind of cool.

    by johnnyangelheart

    what now?

  • May 6, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Alan Moore just said "It's unfilmable!"

    by MrSentinel

  • May 6, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    What's with the Hulk hate?

    by tech_noir

    The movie didn't deliver any action? Maybe you got Hulk and Iron Man confused. Iron Man didn't deliver the action, just witty dialogue and two cool action scenes. The Incredible Hulk didn't let down with the action the entire time. I had so much fun with that film. This movie will be bad ass. I agree, it's not a necessary remake, but it will be bad ass. Mark my words.

  • May 6, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST


    by donkey_lasher

    Middle Statue looks early Egyptian, and the one on the right looks somewhat Sumerian/Assyrian. The one on the left looks like some asshole in a smurf hat.<p> Hulk was a bit underwhelming but had some cool as fuck moments. Iron Man was the better Marvel film.

  • May 6, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Harry, I love you, but it's "Louis Leterrier"

    by Cletus Van Damme

    You lose credibility not proofreading, and I doubt directors (or anyone) like to see their names spelled incorrectly.

  • May 6, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    These DO NOT look like CGI


    They look like they came from the original and I LOVE that! I hope they do as many "physical" special effects as possible and keep the visual effects at minimum to none.

  • May 6, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    If those are actual size built statues

    by skimn

    they managed to still give them a miniature forced perception look to them. The first pic with the pure blue sky and craggy rockside looks like a vintage Harryhausen set up. I remember years ago when Rob Cohen had announced a Keanu Reeves Sinbad movie with Harryhausen's participation. I think it blew up for budget concerns. Is Harryhausen a consultant or exec producer on this?

  • May 6, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Who's cast in this?? What would be cooler than cool

    by skimn

    would be Sean Connery as Zeus. C'mon, its a couple days shooting sitting in a throne. With some disco blue laser lighting behind you...<p>I love..LOVE, Harryhausen's '50s and '60s work, and have a fondness for Titans although a lot of it is cheesy as hell. Always loved seeing the Kraken shot in the opening credits of Malcolm In The Middle

  • May 6, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    yeah get the directors

    by TheExterminator

    name right ffs...this is a film site

  • May 6, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Two strikes.

    by Bjornegar

    One, it's a re-make, re-imagining, re-whatever. I'm against them on principle. Considering the original was memorable only for camp value - and one would assume they're ditching that - it could be argued a serious film based on Greek mythology should have a different title, anyway.<P> Two, directed by the HO-HUM HULK guy? Fool me once, shame on me, um, fool me twice, then, um, you shouldn't try to fool me, hehehe.

  • May 6, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    I think you're right. Nic Cage is Phil McKracken!!!

  • May 6, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Arcangel2020...your right about Ray H..

    by Rameses

    I've met Ray as well.He came into the Forbidden Planet Movie shop in New oxford st ,London.(to look at he various kits based on his creatures} And he was a tad on the miserable side ,to say the least!But Hey , he created some classic movie moments and is an FX legend!

  • May 6, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    I gotta see some characters before I get hyped

    by alienindisguise

    These statues aren't cutting it for me. There's something "off" about them.

  • May 6, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST


    by Sal_Bando

    ---well I think so anyways. I liked the original but a reboot is okay by me. Hulk last year was okay too--

  • May 6, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Caroline Munro's sweaty tits

    by Prossor

    Must be the 8th wonder of the ancient world.

  • May 6, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Didn't know the cast was in place

    by skimn

    Danny Houston, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Sam Worthington (busy guy), Jason Flemyng (just caught Ben Button last night), Mads Mikkelson...OK, this just got a lot more interesting. I'm generally against remakes, but Titans is not an untouchable "classic", despite some groundbreaking Harryhausen work.<p>Sorry to hear he's such a grumpy old man in public. Does he and Bradbury sit on the front porch, yelling at the kids on the lawn?

  • May 6, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    "Not very Greek looking"

    by Charles Calthrop

    Isn't the story supposed to take place long before the existence of classical Greek architecture?

  • May 6, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    They'll mess this up.

    by pinkfloyd2000

    I have no faith in remakes, even though I finally agree (much UNLIKE Halloween), this one is actually ripe for a remake.

  • May 6, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    I liked Clash of The Titans, BUT-----

    by Violator90

    this is reboot/remake/whatever is kind of iffy to me. It can go either way. Nothing much right now to actually start making any kind of judgement. But original is a classic for a reason. But there is room to add more of the mythology to it. But again this can go either way right now. I'm hoping that it does justice to the original while adding to it. Let's hope(yet again) that Hollywood doesn't fuck up another classic movie.

  • May 6, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Real statues look cgi?

    by drewlicious

    There is just no pleasing some people I guess. How about we bash it when we see what it looks like on film?

  • May 6, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by Castlemonster

    That's what you call a stoner-boner. Ruined the whole reference to the hilarious rumor that Cage was going to play Submariner.

  • May 6, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Nicholas Cage is the Kraken!

    by Castlemonster

    And he actually turns to stone at the end! He's that good!

  • May 6, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST


    by j_difool

  • May 6, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    While we don't need any more remakes...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Hopefully this'll be somewhat entertaining. At least the original is a fun, but not really "classic" movie.

  • May 6, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by Hasselhoffflying


  • May 6, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I agree, Fa. CLASH was campy, ridiculous fun--nothing more. Remake away, I says. No one's treading on sacred ground here.

  • May 6, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    The reason they dont look greek

    by SgtZimm

    Is because these statues are a copy of what can be found at Mt Nemrut in central Turkey. They were made by the Kommagene Dynasty which was crushed by the Roman Empire. Seach for it, they are identical, just the real ones have the heads nocked off after some achaeologist thought dynamite would be a good way to look for treasures behind the statues.

  • May 6, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    how many toes on those statues?

    by Maniaq

    based on these pics... not impressed yet - but I'll reserve judgement coz I quite liked the original and I'd like to believe this will at least... not suck

  • May 6, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    'Caroline Munro's sweaty tits'...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...tok me five whole minutes to get that mental picture out of my head. Wow.

  • May 6, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST


    by BiggusDickus

    'took', obviously. D'oh!

  • May 8, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    So are those actually stone or just styrofoam?

    by ReportAbuse

    I mean, for the sake of authenticity they DID have an army of slaves (preferably Hittite though you could get away with Neo-Hittite) assemble those statues by means of rope and pulley right? It matters in the overall feel of the thing even if the audience doesn't notice. And yes, they definitely raped my precious memories of Nemrut Dagi, the wonderful 1st-century Greco-Persian hierothesion in southeast Anatolia. The bastards.

  • May 8, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Great analysis of the original at this site:

    by ReportAbuse

    http:// millionmonkeytheater . com/ClashoftheTitans.html. Hilarious blow-by-blow examination of the film with plenty of screen caps. While he notes the Malcolm in the Middle connection, he does not fully explain just what a Norse monster like the Kraken is doing in a film about ancient Greek mythology. Some things are meant to be mysteries.