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Old 08-13-2011, 02:07 PM
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Default Shocker: Disney shuts down production on 'The Lone Ranger'

Shocker: Disney shuts down production on 'The Lone Ranger' with Johnny Depp
DID THE PERFORMANCE OF 'COWBOYS & ALIENS' SCARE THE MOUSE HOUSE?

http://www.hitfix.com/articles/shock...th-johnny-depp

You've got to admire the idiots that think they can throw trash out there and expect us to lap it up, then get cold feet about the next project because it might not work as well?

Is making movies a game of Russian Roulette? Of course it is!
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Oh by the way DISNEY, APES rule!
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Did not even know about "The Lone Ranger" plans....

I still have to go see POTA, but my wife would not like to see it, so I am stuck unless I go alone.......not gonna do that...lol
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And they only cost $93 million to put onscreen.............

............The Lone Ranger wasn't a film I had a lot of interest in anyway, but I'd love to know just exactly what about it was (aside from paychecks to Depp, Verbinski and Bruckheimer) pushing it's budget way, way past $200 million.

It's a Western.................what do horses cost nowadays?

I think Disney is in a minor panic mode..............and possibly the underperformance of Cowboys & Aliens (I haven't seen it, it never appealed to me either) at the box-office has made them wonder if they would see that spend back.

Rumour mill is they are also about to splurge $200 million or more on the Wizard of Oz prequel and that they have grossly overspent on the upcoming John Carter as well - some rumours peg it's budget as hitting nearly $300 million. Rumours though just noe. Which is also building bad buzz after the trailer for it didn't seem to go down too well.
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Did not even know about "The Lone Ranger" plans....

I still have to go see POTA, but my wife would not like to see it, so I am stuck unless I go alone.......not gonna do that...lol
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I am stuck unless I go alone.......not gonna do that...lol
You should..................sometimes going to the cinema by yourself is a great way to depart from the world for a couple of hours and just have some time to yourself.
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And they only cost $93 million to put onscreen.............

............The Lone Ranger wasn't a film I had a lot of interest in anyway, but I'd love to know just exactly what about it was (aside from paychecks to Depp, Verbinski and Bruckheimer) pushing it's budget way, way past $200 million.

It's a Western.................what do horses cost nowadays?

I think Disney is in a minor panic mode..............and possibly the underperformance of Cowboys & Aliens (I haven't seen it, it never appealed to me either) at the box-office has made them wonder if they would see that spend back.

Rumour mill is they are also about to splurge $200 million or more on the Wizard of Oz prequel and that they have grossly overspent on the upcoming John Carter as well - some rumours peg it's budget as hitting nearly $300 million. Rumours though just noe. Which is also building bad buzz after the trailer for it didn't seem to go down too well.
John Carter won't return a profit either.
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John Carter won't return a profit either.
As a youth, I was never introduced to "John Carter" though I did watch a lot of "Tarzan".
Don't know how I missed that series, but it was a labor for me to get my parents to leave the TV on Star Trek for one hour a week. They never were great advocates of Sci-Fi...
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Probably not if the budget is remotely near that figure. It's a minimum of $200 million.............and I don't see it being a massive hit.

It's a shame.

There's been a LOT of sci-fi films greenlit to go into production over the next few years but a lot of them are not going to make back their money. And most of them won't be cheap to make.
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Probably not if the budget is remotely near that figure. It's a minimum of $200 million.............and I don't see it being a massive hit.

It's a shame.

There's been a LOT of sci-fi films greenlit to go into production over the next few years but a lot of them are not going to make back their money. And most of them won't be cheap to make.
Sad indeed.
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