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Heroes meet at 'Clash of the Titans' premiere

March 31, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Almost 30 years after the original film, a remake of "Clash of the Titans" debuts Friday with state-of-the-art technology helping bring it all to life.The stars of the remake and the original had fun at the premiere for the "Clash" of 2010 Wednesday night.

Australian star Sam Worthington enjoyed his costume.

"Russell Crowe wore a skirt for 'Gladiator,'" Worthington teased. "Eric Bana wore one for 'Troy.' Mel wore one for 'Braveheart,' so it's the next logical step to put an Aussie in a dress."

"I don't make movies for myself," said Worthington. "I make movies for these people here and the hundreds of people here. That's what I do. That's why I want to be in this town and in this industry, is to facilitate a director's vision and tell a damn good story."

The story was originally told back in 1981, with Harry Hamlin in the same lead role.

"We didn't have a premiere," said Hamlin. "They didn't have premieres in those days, so I've waited 30 years for this."

Hamlin continued: "It was a long time ago but I remember the experience like it was yesterday because it was so much fun to make that movie. And you know, we didn't have the special effects back then. We had stop-motion animation."

Hamlin calls the experience of making his "Clash of the Titans" life-changing. And thanks to something else, pretty profitable.

"I had an action figure," said Hamlin. "I made a lot of money on the action figures actually. I made more money on the action figures than I did making the movie."

Now Hamlin can sit back and watch Worthington in action.

"It's a fun popcorn ride," said Worthington. "Leave your brain at the door and don't take it too seriously. It's a bunch of guys in dresses with rubber swords killing monsters."

"Clash of the Titans" is rated "PG-13." It opens in 2D and 3D on Friday.