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Old November 19 2013, 01:12 AM   #46
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Re: Budget cut/location change for Trek 3

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Also I'm not convinced studios are majorly concerned about ratios.
Not very much. They look at total dollars. Which is why we haven't had 45 Paranormal Activity movies and copycats, despite their truly gargantuan profit ratio.
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Old November 21 2013, 03:16 AM   #47
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How dare they take money away from Star Trek!!!!!
Functionally speaking, they haven't. The thing is, what with the taxes in LA and the bloated and inefficient filmmaking industry in Hollywood, a lot of the budget of the past two movies didn't actually go into the movies themselves. Moving production out of LA lets them put the same amount of money on the screen while saving money overall.

Really, though, I think cutting the budget would be a good thing. With a tighter budget, the next film might have to focus less on spectacle and effects and more on character and story. I think the Abrams films have done pretty well overall with the characters, but the last one had some action scenes that went too far overboard and didn't really feel necessary. I wouldn't mind seeing that stuff dialed back some.
Grat, more cheap movie like most of the series after The Wrath Of Khan, complete with cuts to great scenes simply because the budget wan't there.:roll eyes:

Any way you look at it, this is bad.
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Old November 21 2013, 05:54 AM   #48
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It does really show how much more expensive tentpole films have gotten in recent years. Hollywood spending is really out of control these days.
The Abrams movies are certainly more expensive after inflation, but it seems to me like that money is showing up on-screen. No more reused effects shots. No more sets borrowed from TNG and Voyager. Location shoots instead of the "Planet Hell" soundstage. All of that costs money, but it seems worth it to me.
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Old November 21 2013, 08:35 AM   #49
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Grat, more cheap movie like most of the series after The Wrath Of Khan, complete with cuts to great scenes simply because the budget wan't there.:roll eyes:

Any way you look at it, this is bad.
You have actually read this thread, right? Once again, seemingly, Paramount are making a relatively minimal cut in the budget for the next Bad Robot outing - achieving the saving by means that allow pretty much the same money to go on screen.

I've got a feeling fans are going to fixate on this issue now, needlessly worrying about wobbly sets and dodgy FX.
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Old November 21 2013, 05:41 PM   #50
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Trekkies fixating on things of little to no importance? That almost never happens!

Also, Simon Pegg says there's talk of them filming in the UK!
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Old November 21 2013, 06:23 PM   #51
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Re: Budget cut/location change for Trek 3

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It does really show how much more expensive tentpole films have gotten in recent years. Hollywood spending is really out of control these days.
The Abrams movies are certainly more expensive after inflation, but it seems to me like that money is showing up on-screen. No more reused effects shots. No more sets borrowed from TNG and Voyager. Location shoots instead of the "Planet Hell" soundstage. All of that costs money, but it seems worth it to me.
To be fair, from The Voyage Home to Nemesis, there have always been location shoots.

And instead of borrowing sets from other TV shows, they borrow pre-existing locations like a brewery or a church.
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Old November 21 2013, 07:26 PM   #52
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Trekkies fixating on things of little to no importance? That almost never happens!
You're so right!!!
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Old November 22 2013, 12:48 PM   #53
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I wonder if they're considering shooting it in the UK so that J.J. could be more involved even while working on Star Wars.
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Old November 23 2013, 12:10 AM   #54
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I think filming in the UK will have more to do with saving $$$$$.
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Old November 23 2013, 12:38 AM   #55
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I think filming in the UK will have more to do with saving $$$$$.
Then they would be filming in Eastern Europe. UK is pretty expensive.
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Old November 24 2013, 11:47 PM   #56
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I think filming in the UK will have more to do with saving $$$$$.
Then they would be filming in Eastern Europe. UK is pretty expensive.
Even better, they can film the next movie(s) in Canada (particularly Toronto and Vancouver.) I want to have a scene set in a 23rd century Toronto so bad I can taste it (particularly a scene filmed at City Hall!)
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Old November 25 2013, 01:23 AM   #57
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I think they will skip the 3D this time.
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Old November 25 2013, 01:40 AM   #58
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Trekkies fixating on things of little to no importance? That almost never happens!

Also, Simon Pegg says there's talk of them filming in the UK!

Doesn't suprise me, with a British Director being the rumoured front runner to take over from JJ.
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Old November 25 2013, 04:25 AM   #59
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I think they will skip the 3D this time.
That would surprise me, seeing as how the 3D was an edict from Paramount last time.
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Old November 25 2013, 06:14 AM   #60
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No one will ever skip the 3D
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