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Old August 7 2008, 07:54 PM   #25
Harvey
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Re: what's with huge production budgets?

From what I've read, Superman Returns had to incur all of the money that had been spent on pay or play deals for the aborted Tim Burton/Nicholas Cage version in the mid-1990s that Kevin Smith wrote a draft for (his re-telling of the whole affair is classic).

Reminds me of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which had to incur the costs of Star Trek: Phase II into its budget (which is one of the reasons it grew so large compared to the other Trek features).
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