Director Louis Leterrier is a big fan of Clash of the Titans (1981), having watched it in his childhood. (imdb.com)
Louis Leterrier is a big fan of "Knights of the Zodiac" (1986), an anime series about an army of warriors who possess celestial armour (inspired by Zodiac/Greco-Roman mythology). Leterrier incorporated the show's divine armour into the film (the glowing armour worn by the gods), and commissioned the series creator Masami Kurumada to design the Japanese posters for the film. (imdb.com)
Concept designer Aaron Sims considers designing Medusa his most difficult task: "Are they all the same snake in her hair? Do they look more like hair? Are they different in silhouette or in light? And how much of a human face does she have, or is it more like a snake? I worked on one design, and people said it reminded them of Lord Voldemort because there was no nose. You have to be careful so it still looks like it's an original idea." (imdb.com)
Sam Worthington's sandals are Nike trainers with toes painted on them; he didn't wear sandals because he needed shoes to perform the stunts well. (imdb.com)
An orchestral version of "The Bird and the Worm", a rock song by The Used, was composed for this film. (imdb.com)
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