In a Q&A with Vanity Fair, French director Louis Leterrier told the magazine that the Ray Harryhausen Greek fantasy film Clash of the Titans shouldn't be remade. "[Y]ou shouldn’t. It’s bad. Don’t do this," he said he told the studio.
And yet, um, y'know, he uh -- how do I put this so I don't insult his fragile artistic soul? -- well, he directed the remake.
Also: Fangoria's Allan Dart reviews the new Clash -- and prefers the original. You really shouldn't have remade it.