kickherintheguts wrote:As always, I spoke/posted too soon
That article does little to ease concerns. We've heard that sort of thing many times before, only to be told later that filming will be delayed for whatever reason. No doubt taking it to Namibia isn't an easy decision to make, but from what I understand, conditions in and around their Australian locations might remain unacceptable for at least
the next couple of years or more. But I believe that this time the studio backing the film will not tolerate (pay for) any further delays of that magnitude. So I think it's make or break time. Either Miller makes it next year in Namibia or he doesn't make it. Period.
As for Happy Feet 2, I don't think it will have any effect on FR. Director Zack Snyder made 3 duds in a row (Watchmen, Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Sucker Punch) and Warner Bros still gave him the keys to the Superman franchise. Besides, according to this Holly'd Reporter article, the studio execs liked HF2 and are basically blaming it's non-performance on other things. At least that's what they're saying.http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/h ... ice-269260
Dr. D is being shuttered because there's nothing for anyone to do there for the next year or so. The way it sounds, though, the closure might be permanent. Miller spoke of plans to start a new company early next year. This new company might fill in for Dr. D on FR.