Originally Posted by Heret|c
So the biggest movies of the past like Terminator and Braveheart would never be made because of kiddies?
The original Terminator by Cameron is debatibly and indie film (yeah it had no major studio backing until distribution
). And it did amazingly well. So the second one really wasn't an issue of it being rated R. It was a sequel with legacy so the studio knew it would do good. Braveheart's budget was around 50 million. And it was not a niche film and had Mel Gibson starring AND directing in it. And this was pre-breakdown.
So he could put up his own money for it and investors wouldn't be too hard to find for the rest if need be.
Now we have a movie base off of a game. How well have these suckers done so far? Its a hit and miss usually more of a miss:
And you say they all made money? Well all sure did but they didn't have that big return of investment (ROI) that everyone really loves. Now you take Gore Verbinski who has the most expensive costing film of all time Pirates of the Carribean: at World's End
at $300 mil and a few others:
and you realized he isn't afraid to spend the cash to get the job done. Now add in that with an R-rated movie so that your big sales at the theater has lost a bug chunk of its audience. And its a game movie and they have a stigma about them. And its a game really only heard of within the gaming community, not much exposure outside. And a lot of gamers are in that under 17 category. Now you realize there is an issue with ROI.
Sure we can debate this all day long but I tell you its far different being at a keyboard than sitting at a desk with your checkbook out nervously thumbing through the pages with YOUR millions of dollars on the line. Part of me can't blame the investors. But then again part of me wants to say that screw it this would be an amazing sci-fi film.