Matt Manfredi

EXCLUSIVE: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi Prepare Us for ‘Clash of the Titans’

The development of this film goes back about eight years or so, with writers like Lawrence Kasdan, Travis Beacham and others. When you guys came on, was it a page-one rewrite or were there elements of the earlier drafts that stuck?

Phil Hay: Basically, Travis Beacham's draft was our launching point. That definitely has underpinnings for a lot of it. Then we kind of came in with Louis and really tried to figure out how to tell this story through Louis' eyes. When we came in, it was taking Travis' work as a great starting point and then going back to the mythology itself, going back to the original movie.

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EXCLUSIVE: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi Discuss ‘R.I.P.D.’ and ‘The Boys’

Writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi not only have the upcoming blockbuster Clash of the Titans coming out on Friday, April 2, but the writers also have a slew of new projects on the horizon as well.

One of those projects is R.I.P.D., which centers on a cop who was killed on duty and joins a "department" full of slain police officers who are sent back amongst the living to capture unwilling souls. The Boys is an adaptation of a Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book about a group of covert agents who oversee superheroes. Here's what the writers had to say about their upcoming projects R.I.P.D., The Boys, and Staycation.

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EXCLUSIVE: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi Talk ‘Clash of the Titans’ Sequel

Clash of the Titans will invade theaters this weekend starting on Friday, April 2 and, if the film is a success, a sequel seems inevitable. Director Louis Leterrier recently spoke about a plan he had for a trilogy of films in this universe, and one item that was mentioned was that the Perseus character might not appear in future installments. When I recently spoke to the film's writers, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, I asked them what they're thoughts were on a sequel to the film, and how Persues would play into the sequels. Here's what they had to say.

(Director) Louis Leterrier recently revealed that he had a sort of master plan for a trilogy. Have you guys been talking about that at all or are you hatching any ideas?

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