Wimmer and Jovovich unhappy with Ultraviolet
With exceptional timing, I'm just about to write up my review of Ultraviolet, and here comes a report of how the Director and Star were locked out of the edit room against prior word and agreement, and have now spoken out against the film that was finally shown.
..."All I can tell you is that I was completely locked from the editing room,” she told me. “I was promised that I wouldn’t be. On both Resident Evils I had a lot of input into it way before they were finished. With Ultraviolet I was very depressed because he was a real cad in the sense that he reneged on his promises and wouldn’t allow me to see my performances. Listen, I don’t want to step on your feet but there are certain things that I did that I would remember, like on take 3 there’s just a little movement of my eye that’s cool in close-up, or whatever. It’s just unfortunate because that’s a perfect example of a movie that I spent a year of my life preparing for and then once you see it you’re like...OK...On to the next!"
So those were her words directly to CHUD, and interestingly the story broke some time ago about Kurt Wimmer alleging he too was shut out of the editing room. I'm wondering who Jovovich is referring to when she says "he" repeatedly, because if Wimmer was not in that room...
If you see the film, or choose not to and just read the coming review, then you'll know that there are serious issues with it. There are some amazing cool moments, but they are just scenes, and it does feel like the exposition is puched up front to allow all these cool action sequences to come through, then it's hastily dumped. More in the review. I can though, totally understand her frustration, and I'm glad she feels it too.