Worry not friends, even though that headline above might have triggered some panic in those highly anticipating ‘The Great Gatsby’. The Playlist is reporting here that Baz Luhrmann is going out looking for more money to fund some reshoots with the cast and to fine tune the visual effects in the flick after Warner Brothers declined to fund the endeavor. It sounds to me like Warner is happy with the product and knows it’s already probably a bit too expensive and doesn’t want to set itself up for any perceived failure, while Luhrmann is taking the 6 month delay that the film received from the studio as an opportunity to be a perfectionist. You can see some details after the jump, but I wouldn’t worry. It’s just what happens to these sort of films when more time is available. Read on below for some explanation.
Here’s part of the article:
Coming on the heels of the not-entirely-troubling news that Warner Bros. have moved ‘Gatsby’ from Christmas this year to the summer of next, the Herald Sun reports the studio has now declined Luhrmann extra money, on top of the $127 million already invested, for an extra round of reshoots with main cast involved. So instead, the director himself is apparently trying to raise extra financing privately. In addition to extra production work in Australia, Luhrmann is hoping part of any additional funding he raises will go towards fine-tuning the visual effects, which from basically every shot seen thus far, look considerable. Speaking to Vulture, Luhrmann explained his process as of late. “I’m just very nourished by working on it. I’m just thrilled. Right now I’m working on music, you can imagine how involved I am in the music alone.”
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