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Old 04-19-2009, 08:46 PM
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Default Why ST XI won't go Watchmen!

Of course this is what is running through Paramount and JJ's head, what if ST goes out watchmen style?? Why it won't

1. More fans
2. Tighter story
3. No plodding scenes that will bore you
4. More handsome cast [And Uhura beats the watchmen chick hands down!]
5. Better marketing?

I am running out of reasons guys!
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:23 PM
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Of course this is what is running through Paramount and JJ's head, what if ST goes out watchmen style??
Doubt it.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:29 PM
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Of course this is what is running through Paramount and JJ's head, what if ST goes out watchmen style?? Why it won't

1. More fans
2. Tighter story
3. No plodding scenes that will bore you
4. More handsome cast [And Uhura beats the watchmen chick hands down!]
5. Better marketing?

I am running out of reasons guys!
6. Half naked green women are hotter than buck naked blue men
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:37 PM
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i agree with you.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:55 PM
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5. Better marketing?
Maybe in the USA, however there is ZERO marketing internationally - no posters anywhere, no TV spots etc.

If things don't change then Paramount will be looking at around $50 mill or less internationally. If the film does $200 million in the USA and just $50 mill internationally then the chances of a big budget sequel will be next to none.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:09 PM
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Maybe in the USA, however there is ZERO marketing internationally - no posters anywhere, no TV spots etc.

If things don't change then Paramount will be looking at around $50 mill or less internationally. If the film does $200 million in the USA and just $50 mill internationally then the chances of a big budget sequel will be next to none.
Paramount will also pick up a good chunk of money from DVDs. Probably not Dark Knight sized sales but good enough. To be on the safe side, maybe it will simply mean 120 million for another movie and not 150.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:06 AM
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Maybe in the USA, however there is ZERO marketing internationally - no posters anywhere, no TV spots etc.

If things don't change then Paramount will be looking at around $50 mill or less internationally. If the film does $200 million in the USA and just $50 mill internationally then the chances of a big budget sequel will be next to none.
Sorry to disappoint but Ive seen posters in Portugal
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:07 AM
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I think Watchmen was a very different sell of a story - and more adult in it's nature than what Trek is aiming for.

Can't say much about the international marketing, but certainly the worldwide premiere journey should be highlighting the film to several key overseas markets. I imagine their will be a push now we're in the final couple weeks.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:08 AM
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Did someone say Watchmen?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDDHHrt6l4w
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:09 AM
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Sam. I knew exactly what that link was going to send me to before I even clicked it.
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