Today, Thomas and Bell are launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a low-budget Mars movie that would be shot this summer. The goal: $2 million in 30 days. If they reach it, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has agreed to put the movie into production and pick up the tab for marketing, promotion, and distribution. (The film would be released in the first quarter of 2014 for a limited-time theatrical run, before moving to VOD, iTunes, and other digital platforms.) If they don’t reach the goal: No movie.
If you ask me this is kind of exploitive of the fans. Warner Bros. could potentially make a profit off fans’ donations. If they’re willing to put up all the money for everything after production, why not just pay for production as well? Hollywood studios using Kickstarter to fund projects feels dirty.
The entire cast is currently in talks.
This is a thing people wanted?
FINALLY. I’ve been waiting to find out what happened.
He says his script starts about 6 months after the TV series leaves off. “There are interesting developments about Ari as a studio head, and that’s still the first page for me. But foremost is the friendship between the guys who are still hanging out and going to fun parties, and it continues with the same characters.”
While appearing on this week’s episode of Comedy Bang Bang, Mullally let slip a bit of information about the much-rumored ‘Party Down’ film. She stressed that nothing is official but they’re hoping for “next hiatus [spring or summer]” for production.
She went on to say that this hinges on them finishing the script and having it approved as well. More significantly though, after host Scott Aukerman followed up, Mullally said that she thinks the film is financed, “pending script approval.”
The ‘Children’s Hospital’ actor also went as far as to say that there would be, “some sort of mayhem” if the film doesn’t happen, as the cast is that enthusiastic about making it.
It’s being reported that Bigelow and Boal, who are making a movie about the SEAL Team Six mission, were given unprecedented and potentially damning access to classified CIA and Pentagon information. HuffPost speculates that the email records are, “likely to prove embarrassing to the Obama administration as the presidential campaign gets into full swing.”