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Old October 12th 06, 14:23   #11
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Re: \"Changeling\" derailed or at least postponed

Actually, I thought that kind of thing happened all of the time.
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Old October 12th 06, 14:33   #12
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Re: \"Changeling\" derailed or at least postponed

No, that kind of thing happens all the time with optioned properties. Less often with something that's been bought outright like this. The only thing surprising to me in this non-story is that the Times put such a negative slant on it. We knew from the start that Howard might pass it along to someone else to direct, but that Imagine -- who had bought it -- was going to produce it.
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Old October 12th 06, 14:37   #13
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Re: \"Changeling\" derailed or at least postponed

I guess the reporter didn't do his homework as well as you do, Amy.

Well, hopefully they'll find a good director who won't destroy the script too badly.
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Old October 12th 06, 14:55   #14
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Excellent, his fortunes haven't started turning backwards afterall (Not that I had any real doubts, but, it can be nerve wracking).
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Old October 12th 06, 14:58   #15
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No, that kind of thing happens all the time with optioned properties.
Which is exactly why it was such a big thing in JMS' career for Imagine to buy The Changeling outright in the first place ... and why other work started to roll in on the back of it.
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Old October 13th 06, 01:04   #16
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Re: \"Changeling\" derailed or at least postponed

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Ah, a rumor laid to rest today.

Alright: we fans have gotten jumpy.

That's fantastic news, thanks for sharing it, Jan.
We didn't get jumpy. We just believed a ridiculously inaccurate article.
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Old October 13th 06, 01:12   #17
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Yeah ... in spite of the meeting between JMS and RH a couple months ago, I don't remember it ever being specifically stated that Howard was definitely going to do this, just that he was interested and was considering it as possibly his next project.
Correct, JMS had always said Ron Howard might direct it, but that he had several other potential films on his plate. Of course, the buzz on Ron himself directing would've been a plus.

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Now that he has considered and decided to do something else (but still wants to be involved as Producer - is Imagine his company?) it leaves the movie for someone else to direct.
This would be similar to last year's "Inside Man", which was an Imagine production, but Spike Lee was hired to direct (which I found an odd choice for that picture, but Denzel Washington may have had input on the decision).
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Old October 13th 06, 01:32   #18
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Now that he has considered and decided to do something else (but still wants to be involved as Producer - is Imagine his company?) it leaves the movie for someone else to direct.
Yeah, Imagine Entertainment is the production company Ron Howard and Brian Grazer jointly own and operate. They've done an astonishing range of TV and movie projects, only a tiny number of which have been directed by Howard himself. It is kind of hard to categorize a company responsible for Apollo 13, Willow, Inside "Deep Throat", Arrested Development, 8 Mile, Cinderella Man, 24, and Kindergarten Cop.

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Old October 13th 06, 09:18   #19
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Joe still got the cash, that was never in doubt. I remember him stating that the script was purchased.

There are plenty of directors out there other than Howard who could do this script justice. now I know a lttle more about the plot, it sounds excellent, and could probably benefit from someone a little ediger than Howard as director...
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Old October 13th 06, 14:14   #20
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Re: \"Changeling\" derailed or at least postponed

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We didn't get jumpy. We just believed a ridiculously inaccurate article.
We should have known better... it WAS in the LA Times, after all.
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