...and this movie goer, for one, is peeved. I've been following this movie's "career" for the past two years. I read the script many moons ago and was intrigued when it crossed the desks of Jim Carrey, Will Smith, Jerry Bruckheimer before landing in Joel Schumacher's lap. Sure, he sucked up the Batman movies, but he also did Falling Down, and recently Tigerland. Both of which are excellent films in my book. And to top it off he cast the lead with Colin Farell, Hollywood's new "it" guy before he had done anything else. So now, it was finally getting to see the light of day, and some jerk with a rifle and some nervous **** studio exec have canned it again.
Why do studios think people can't tell the difference between movies and reality. Are they afraid the public will blame the film on the real life events, and in turn, personally hold the exec responsible? Or that the studio is "cashing in" on the real events (never mind that the film was in the can almost two years ago and the script was making the rounds years before that)?
I HATE the knee jerk reactionaries who run things in the movie business.