The critics may not have been kind Clash of the Titans thanks to the atrocious visual crimes committed by Warner Brothers' rushed post-production 3D conversion, but the global box office certainly was. The Louis Leterrier-directed sword and sandals epic was about $14 million shy of a half-billion dollar haul at the box office, which is of course a number large enough to cause all the suits at WB and Legendary Pictures to have day dreams about a sequel. But now it looks like the day dreams are becoming a reality: The LA Times are reporting that the studio is currently meeting with a number of potential directors to replace Leterrier for the sure-thing sequel.

According to their sources, director Jonathan Liebesman has climbed his way to the top of their list. He may be a surprise choice considering his first two horror films (Darkness Falls and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) didn't exactly galvanize fans, but his latest film, 2011's Battle: Los Angeles, has apparently impressed the producers enough to want to pick him as their go-to for Clash 2. No papers are signed at this point, but there is one big reason it may not be long before the lawyers start drafting up contracts.
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