No podcast today. It will grace your presence Tuesday night. We’ve (I’ve) decided to name these days ‘Delay Sundays.’ Where we’ll be discussing a currently delayed film. This week-
This remake of the 1984 film was originally supposed to be released fall of 2010. MGM was going through bankruptcy and the money to successfully market the film was not available. MGM could have done what America does when it needs money and ask China for it, but unfortunately some advance press for this movie did not go over well there.
In the original film Russia invaded the US. Since it’s no longer the 80s the producers changed the villians to the Chinese. Surprisingly making the Chinese upset, and they give us money and are a bit scary to us so we bent. Over a million dollars was spent digitally changing the invaders to be North Koreans. We don’t care what they think and they do nothing for us, so this is fine.
Now this film has both Thor and Peeta in it so properly marketed could still be moderately successful if an appropriate weekend is found. Maybe a Thanksgiving opener?