We guess it was over even before it even began!
Gerard Butler was SUPPOSED to begin production on a new movie called Motor City, a revenge drama also starring Adrien Brody and Mickey Rourke, late this month, but in a surprising move, the film backers have shut down the project and sent the crew packing!
Because the Warner Brothers-set release date would not warrant enough time for post-production!
A spokesperson for the film says in a statement:
“Faced with the realities of a very short post-production schedule and complicated visual and special effects, the producers have decided to push back production on Albert Hughes’ Motor City. We are dedicated to delivering top-tier productions such as 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg which is currently in production and Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor which is in pre-production. The circumstances surrounding this project made it impossible to meet the firm March 31st delivery date without compromising the quality of the film.”
Ugh! Such a bummer!
But honestly, we have to give them credit for not filming it half-assed just for the sake of getting it down and meeting the deadline!
Certainly shows quite a bit of integrity on their part, don't you think?!
Can't help but wonder what this means for all the people expecting to be compensated for all of their work during pre-production, though!
Not to mention the contracts of the actors!
Here's hoping that at some point they can get this whole mess figured out and get the movie back on track!
[Image via WENN.]
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