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Old June 23 2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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Man, Hollywood execs are morons.

In quite possibly the stupidest film development news I've heard in a very long while, Ed Brubaker provides an update on the film version of his Wildstorm series Sleeper:
The writer also said Tom Cruise is still attached to a "Sleeper" film, though it hit a snag recently when "Star Trek" came out. Because that movie featured a black hole, Warner Brothers decided the suitcase black hole bomb had to be cut from the "Sleeper" script.

"If comics were like Hollywood, books would never come out," Brubaker said. "'Hey, Superman just punched a guy last week!'"
On top of that, aren't they normally in favour of ripping off popular things?
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Old June 23 2009, 10:44 PM   #2
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Re: Man, Hollywood execs are morons.

WHAT...THE...FUCK!?! That is one of the stupidest things I've ever read.
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Old June 23 2009, 10:49 PM   #3
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Re: Man, Hollywood execs are morons.

And in other news, people who have offices but do no work in them bullshit to justify their salaries.
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Old June 24 2009, 12:30 AM   #4
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Re: Man, Hollywood execs are morons.

WTF????? Where do these people come from???
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Old June 24 2009, 12:52 AM   #5
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this makes me
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Old June 24 2009, 01:32 AM   #6
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Re: Man, Hollywood execs are morons.

The movie I'm attached to takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. But because Nine is coming out and Terminator Salvation already came out, we have to change it. But we can't set it in the present either because most movies coming out are set in the present. But there are also a lot of movies set in the past, so we can't use that either. We're still working on it.

We're also working on changing The Time Traveler's Wife to just The Traveler's Wife (strictly through cutting and re-editing, no pickup shots will be needed) because Star Trek has time travel in it.
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Old June 24 2009, 01:36 AM   #7
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Re: Man, Hollywood execs are morons.

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Man, Hollywood execs are morons.
I'm still waiting for the "news" part of this thread. Seriously, Hollywood execs being morons is nothing new. The only news here is that Tom Cruise was going to star in a movie with a blackhole in a suitcase... which makes no sense to me but then this is Hollywood.
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Old June 24 2009, 01:41 AM   #8
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Tom Cruise's named is linked to like a dozen movies right now. No way he can do all of them at once.
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Old June 24 2009, 02:01 AM   #9
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So is the uh...'suitcase black hole' actually important?
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Old June 24 2009, 02:05 AM   #10
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Re: Man, Hollywood execs are morons.

I won't be seeing it.
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Old June 24 2009, 03:10 AM   #11
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Poor Brubaker. He's an ace writer and deserves better than this.
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Old June 24 2009, 03:22 AM   #12
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Re: Man, Hollywood execs are morons.

Hollywood execs are indeed morons...I think Superman needs to fight a giant spider and we should have a sasquatch like being so we can market that as a toy to kids who'll think it'll be the best thing since sliced bread! Sometimes I do wonder what kind of decision making skills these people have...another example, that's add subtitles to titles for no particular reason because we think audiences are too stupid to go to a movie that is titled X2 or X3.
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Old June 24 2009, 03:24 AM   #13
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Lucasfilm had them kill off Anakin Solo in the EU because they thought people would confuse him with Anakin Skywalker.
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Old June 24 2009, 06:27 AM   #14
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yeah this is kinda strange, were the execs looking for a reason to ditch this movie?
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Old June 24 2009, 07:44 AM   #15
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Lucasfilm had them kill off Anakin Solo in the EU because they thought people would confuse him with Anakin Skywalker.
No, actually he didn't. Lucas had them switch Anakin and Jacen's roles but he didn't tell them to kill him.
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