‘John Carter’: Disney’s Quarter-Billion-Dollar Movie Fiasco – The Daily Beast

If Hollywood executives don’t know who John Carter is, they certainly know what John Carter is. It’s the kind of cautionary tale that keeps studio chiefs popping Ambien at night: a vanity project with sky-high expectations that has gone wildly over budget and now seems destined to land with a massive thud at the box office—unless it can somehow rake in more than $400 million to break even. In other words, it’s the kind of movie that causes heads to roll.

via ‘John Carter’: Disney’s Quarter-Billion-Dollar Movie Fiasco – The Daily Beast.


I read the books and want to see this movie.  But seriously?  This thing is 100x bigger than the budget of MY movie!

Kinda reminds me of the vanity project the lead character in “Irreconcilable Differences” did, a musical version of “Gone With The Wind”.

OMG – 250 million!  No movie should run more than 15 or 20 million.  Seriously.


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