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'Clash of the Titans' writers get Kraken on other projects

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Image Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.comOnce you’ve written about giant sea monsters and flying ponies, it’s got to be tough writing about anything else. But Clash of the Titans screenwriters Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay have already moved way beyond Grecian formula, even as Clash continues to rake in drachmas — $125 million worldwide so far. “We just finished an adaptation of the graphic novel The Boys,” says Manfredi. “It’s about a team of regular people whose job is to police superheroes, who in this world are completely decadent.” That project is still looking for a director, but the guys who penned Liam Neeson’s immortal line “Release the Kraken!” are also working on a comedy for Todd Phillips, the auteur behind The Hangover. “It’s called Staycation, and it’s going to be hilarious,” promises Hay.

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