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Quote from: Punch Drunk Hate on September 14, 2018, 05:04:10 PMQuote from: BigSock on September 14, 2018, 12:33:38 AMNew one is in the works supposedly. It's coming along. Likely an Annapurna release.Source for the project?Fortunate enough for fans that Anderson is not taking the time like that dead space between Punch Drunk Love-There Will Be Blood.
Quote from: BigSock on September 14, 2018, 12:33:38 AMNew one is in the works supposedly. It's coming along. Likely an Annapurna release.
Quote from: kingfan011 on October 09, 2018, 04:56:58 PMInteresting to note Annapurna's troubles that are going on. They cancelled two films and the head of production got let go. Sounds like restructuring or financial troubles to me. Considering how much Annapurna has helped Anderson this doesn't bode well for whenever he thinks up a new film.
QuoteThe Western drama "The Sisters Brothers," starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix, was released last month and has so far taken in just $730,000, according to boxofficemojo.com. A knowledgeable individual said the film cost $38 million to produce and Annapurna paid a significant fraction of that for the U.S. rights, not including marketing costs.The studio's anticipated December release "Vice," about Dick Cheney, cost a bloated $60 million to produce. Knowledgeable sources said the movie should have been made for half that amount. The studio declined to comment on the budget."There is a financial issue going on," an individual with knowledge of the studio told TheWrap. "Her dad has put a lot of money into the company and I don't think he wants to support her behavior and what's been going on. There are restraints — the money is not flowing."On Tuesday, the company abruptly unloaded a star-studded Jay Roach movie about Fox News founder Roger Ailes and that was three weeks away from starting production, as well as Jennifer Lopez's "The Hustlers at Scores," the latter picked up by STX Films.An insider told TheWrap that there were budget issues involving the Roger Ailes film, but another individual with knowledge of the project said that the company had approved a $35 million budget just one week ago. The film, which Canadian-based Bron Studios is expected to co-finance, will star John Lithgow as Ailes as well as Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie.One insider familiar with Annapurna's operations said that Ellison is focused on making passion projects without regard to the cost."She makes bad decisions," the individual said. "She wanted to chase all these expensive movies that weren't going to make money, and she said, 'I don't care whether they make money.' That's not how you run a company."
QuoteTwo of Barnard's top projects have fallen apart, Variety reported on Tuesday prior to her exit. One was a high-profile telling of Roger Ailes' Fox News implosion starring Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron. The other was the Jennifer Lopez drama "The Hustlers at Scores," about exotic dancers who turn the tables on their Wall Street clients after the economy tanks.