In our haste to meet the placement schedule for this trailer, we failed to properly vet the final version with the MPAA. We acted immediately to correct the mistake and removed the trailer from screens.
The studio ignored London mayor Boris Johnson’s plea to site the Wizarding World of Harry Potter over here rather than Florida. Johnson has called for the public to write to Warner Bros, petitioning for a second theme park to be built in London. Mayor Johnson says it would be “utterly mad” to leave it to Americans “to make money from a great British invention”. “I appeal to the children of this country and to their Potter-fiend parents to write to Warner Bros and Universal, and perhaps, even, to the great JK herself”
It does kind of seem logical for a Harry Potter park to be in London.
Remember Good Will Hunting? Before Matt Damon became a megawatt action star, before Ben Affleck flushed his acting career down the toilet, before Robin Williams was reduced to lowbrow family fare - there was Good Will Hunting. And it was good. Will Hunting (sorry). Not only did it perform well at the box office (earning ten times its budget), but it produced Oscars for the aforementioned trio (Supporting for Williams, Best Writing for Damon/Affleck). Most importantly though, it thrust the dynamic duo of Matt and Ben into the spotlight.
And then what? Nothing. Surely they’d make another movie together? Alas, we never saw another co-written, co-starring feature (unless you count Kevin Smith’s Dogma). Fortunately for fans of Hunting news has broken that the New England born pals will be starting a new production company with a first look deal at Warner Bros. Maybe now we’ll finally see Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season.
Much has happened for these two in the thirteen years since Good Will Hunting. You may recall up until 2007 they did have a production company, LivePlanet, set up at Disney. Under that umbrella they created Project Greenlight for HBO, which produced the largely forgettable films Stolen Summer, The Battle of Shaker Heights, and Feast. While both pursued acting careers, missteps lead Affleck to the writing-directing side with his acclaimed Gone Baby Gone being one of the tall man’s bigger successes. Damon on the other hand has had a fruitful acting career starring in everything from tent-pole franchises (Ocean’s, Bourne series) to award buzzers (The Departed, Invictus).
The timing and reason behind striking the deal are unclear. Perhaps Affleck’s renewed interest in creating had something to do with it. Another mystery is the first look condition with the studio, a situation often given to new producers who need the support. A name for the company and length of their stay at WB are also up in the air.