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A new "Ben Hur" to be released in August.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Yohe wrote:
Read something about the new Ben-Hur costing the studio 75 million.---Yohe


That's not much in Hollywood 2015/2016 dollars.

Yup, and that was just the sum of the fees (and fleas) to director Bekmambetov, the no-talent Huston kid and the other actors. Plus, of course, fees to the nine producers and the Cartoon-Vision staff who created the horse race out of random pixels.

Sumner Redstone's Paramount Pictures, and the M-G-M-return-from-the-grave movie company, stationed tow-trucks at crucial locations so they could quickly tow the prints away when the movie theaters then-booked newer movies, after a week.

But that, too, turned out to be a waste of money because they forgot the picture was all-digital and there were no prints to be reclaimed.

Bekmambetov's next major film will be a remake of Gone With the Wind, in black-and-white and IMAX digital. Huston will again star -- perhaps as Rhett Butler, and Anjelica Huston will play Scarlet O'Hara or Mammy. She'll have to stand in a pit to not look taller than the Huston boy. (Kidding for this entire post...)

Don't worry; all the checks for Ben-Hur fees may have bounced.

The only problem about predicting imponderables in Hollywood is they too-often come true.

Ken
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