Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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August 3rd, 2017 at 4:47:39 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Lord and Miller, the guys directing the young Han Solo movie, have left the project after months of filming. Apparently they only had like three weeks left to shoot! It was supposed to open May 2018. That ain't happening.


AFAIK the May 2018 date is unchanged.


Tony Gilroy reportedly made more than $5 million to do extensive rewrites of Rogue One to "lighten up" the script.

RON HOWARD reportedly earns $10 million for directing "THE Dilemma". His one mega boxoffice film was ranked #77, while Rogue One was ranked #22.

Worldwide (Unadjusted)
  1. $758.2 The Da Vinci Code (77th ranked film)
  2. $485.9 Angels & Demons
  3. $353.5 Apollo 13
  4. $345.1 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  5. $313.5 A Beautiful Mind
  6. $309.5 Ransom
  7. $220.0 Inferno
  8. $152.4 Backdraft
  9. $137.8 Far and Away
  10. $126.3 Parenthood
  11. $108.5 Cinderella Man
  12. $93.9 In the Heart of the Sea
  13. $90.2 Rush (2013)
  14. $85.3 Cocoon
  15. $69.7 The Dilemma
  16. $48.4 The Paper
  17. $38.4 The Missing
  18. $35.2 EDtv
  19. $27.4 Frost/Nixon
  20. $12.3 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
total $3,811.5
August 3rd, 2017 at 5:26:55 PM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Pacomartin
AFAIK the May 2018 date is unchanged


Yes. They're gonna try really hard to finish it in time for that May 2018 date.

Disney is releasing Mary Poppins Returns for Christmas 2018 and expects that to be a huge hit. They don't want to open a Star Wars movie a week before and have it steal Mary's thunder...

Ron Howard has been filming for almost a month now. He's been tweeting lots of pics from the set. I wonder how much money they threw at this to try to steady the ship...
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August 3rd, 2017 at 5:30:07 PM permalink
ams288
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Also, by all accounts I've seen so far, LucasFilm loves the early cut of The Last Jedi and no extensive reshoots will be required.
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August 4th, 2017 at 9:31:56 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: ams288
Ron Howard has been filming for almost a month now. He's been tweeting lots of pics from the set. I wonder how much money they threw at this to try to steady the ship...


Nolan was paid $20 million upfront plus 20 percent of the gross for Dunkirk. Peter Jackson also got $20 million for his King Kong movie (released back in 2005).

Disney is much more reluctant to give points, so I imagine Ron Howard is being paid $20 million and no points.

If you think about it, Rogue One had box office of $532 domestically and $524 million internationally, plus a fortune in tie ins and subsequent DVD sales and streaming fees. Bad direction could easily cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
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