Sunday, October 13, 2013
Bad news from the Maleficent movie - with Angelina Jolie playing Maleficent - as Disney decided a reshoot of opening scenes. Director Robert Stromberg, talented set designer who won Oscars for his production design on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar - and who is making here his first feature directorial debut - will still direct.
But John Lee Hancock who directed the awaited "Saving Mr Banks" was asked to write the new scenes and will be on set with a supervisory role, although he won't take directing duties over Stromberg. "We asked him to be on set" said of Hancock Joe Roth, producer, "He's not directing. He wrote pages and as i hired a first time director it's good to have him on set". "The movie is gorgeous to look at and the last 75 minutes are really entertaining" added Roth.
The reshoots will take place over eight days and will not involve Angelina Jolie. So far the planned May 30, 2014 release date is still okay but obviously after the failure of John Carter and Lone Ranger Disney don't want to take any risk with another $200M movie. Let's just hope that they're taking the right decision with this reshooting...
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