Wild Hogs 2, Wedding Banned and 20,000 Leagues halted
This is starting to get pretty significant for Disney, and probably very good for the audience, as the studio have now dropped their third big title since the studio took on new management in the form of Rich Ross, and two of these projects sound terrible, one was uncertain.
First it was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, then Wedding Banned, and now Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride.
Now I was concerned about how 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was going to turn out, but to be honest it was looking like an interesting project, even with people doubting McG at the helm - I have to admit I'm starting to like the director after watching Blu-ray release on Blu-ray after the initial cinematic viewing. I think the film could have turned out to be good and taken in a good return, especially considering the fact that they were going to the original story of the character of Captain Nemo, much like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen did.
However the idea of Robin Williams Wedding Banned was far from exciting, and so I can't say I'm really gutted about the news of Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride getting dropped either, even if I am toying with the idea of getting myself a new bike…maybe even a Harley.
The midlife crisis film (not me getting a bike) was set to get moving with the script from the original writer Brad Copeland, and the director Walt Becker, and cast of John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy all returning. Not so now according to Variety, it's dead.
It's clear that Disney are really tightening the purse strings, probably to pay for the next Pirates of the Caribbean, but perhaps they just are getting wise to the churning out of mediocre films and they're trying to focus on quality returns?