Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
They greenlit STID before ST 2009 was out in theaters though.March 2009, if I remember right. And they had no story, nor did they know if Abrams would direct it at that point either.
Really? That seems highly illogical and very irresponsible. Reminds me of that old proverb 'counting chickens before they hatch'. Maybe that's why STiD suffered in the eyes of many fans? In any case, they should wait for at least the ideas to be brought forward before green-lighting anything.
"In a world of locked rooms, the man with a key is King, and honey you should see me in a crown."
- Jim Moriarty, BBC Sherlock