Reshoots for X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Fox has gotten it's pound of flesh from Watchmen, but now it's having to concentrate on a film it actually has made.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is headed for re-shoots, and not just the odd one either.
The X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer looked great, but it looks like something has gone wrong somewhere, as Fox is planning extensive reshoots. Rumours have been around for a while that the director, Gavin Hood, wasn't being allowed to make the film he wanted. That Fox were interfering, and big wigs were making decisions around him.
Well now Collider say that extensive reshoots are being planned. Not only that, but Fox seem to be trying to make a big deal of the fact that Gavin Hood is directing them. To the point of maybe asking reporters along to watch. Leaked reports have also apparently put Richard Donner on the set during the original filming, and he supposedly wasn't there just to look around.
Even with rumours of executive interference, and back seat directing, the trailer still looked darned good. Fox's official reason for the reshoots are that they are to capture "specific weather conditions". Not sure why they would want reporters there for that.
I guess either they are telling the truth, or they have gotten to the editing stage, and realised they should have left Hood to it in the first place. Let's hope whatever the reason, that Wolverine turns out the way we all hope. They won't be short of money to pay for them, that's for sure. Fox may find their name is mud if it isn't. Are they deliberately trying to be unpopular?