Sam Worthington Talks Terminator
and Avatar, and Clash of the Titans. This guy is pretty busy.
From Collider.com, Sam Worthington checks in with us on his latest projects.
Have you seen the final version of Avatar?
Sam: I’ve seen the latest cut. A lot of it isn’t all rendered. What’s my thought on that? It’s a f&^%ing beast that’s going to kick everybody in the head.
Can you talk about your character?
Sam: He’s a former Marine who goes to another planet to drive these remote controlled bodies called Avatars. That’s basically it.
What’s more challenging, Terminator or Avatar?
Sam: Two different beasts. Totally different. With Jim it was 13 months non-stop, eight months of motion capture. This we shot four. Avatar was 13 for me and I was short. Jim’s been working on it five years.
Have you seen it in 3D?
Sam: Yeah. You see the playback in 3D. 3D for Jim is like digital for Danny Boyle. That’s just the format Jim likes. He believes it brings the audience more into the screen. It’s not ooga-booga, it’s literally you’re looking around shit. And with it being photorealistic it actually pings in a lot better. Your brain starts to buy it. It doesn’t get distracted and distanced. You believe you’re on Pandora.
Did you have that kind of immersive experience while watching it?
Sam: Yeah from what I’ve seen in 3D, yeah. It looks like we shot it in Hawaii, it’s that f&^%ing real.
What’s going on with Clash of the Titans?
Sam: At the moment we took on the Medusa and we took on the witches. We go back and take on a heap of scorpions and then we take on the Kraken. We’re running around in a dress, f&^%ing killing everything!
Is it a remake of the one from the ‘80s?
Sam: Yeah. It’s the same kind of general story, we just ramped it up
Did you take a look at the Harry Hamlin performance?
Sam: Oh I want to do it exactly the same. That guy’s gonna come after me…no, I had a take on Perseus that I said to Louie and he went with it and the studio kind of liked my take, and we’ll see if it works
Comes out when next year?
March, I think. It’s real quick. We’ve done two and a half weeks. It’s extremely quick.