“Midway ” will be released next Friday, and director Roland Emmerich has completed a 3A-rated project for a stand-alone film (just $100 million). To reduce costs, the film’s shooting cycle was reduced from the usual 90 days to 65 days. The crew worked overtime from start to finish, completing 90 days of work in 65 days.
Prominent actor Woody Harrison is also a friend of Emmerich, who worked together in 2012. Harrison, who first signed with the director in Emmerich’s face, promised to play Nimitz:
Harrison brought in Patrick Wilson, then Dennis Quaid… One by one, this chain reaction puts all the actors in place.
Emery, who wanted to shoot Midway back in the 1990s, pulled the screenwriter to talk to John Calley, then head of Columbia-Samsung, but Calley’s boss, Sony, far from Tokyo, Japan, hesitated to hear that it would cost $100 million.
Spending $100 million in the 1990s was a super-big work, and, coincidentally, that’s what it’s going to cost to shoot the Midway movie today.
“I prefer tradition and want to be a traditional filmmaker, and streaming platforms are good at making TV shows, but their upper limit is HBO. I don’t have a good opinion of their investment model, money is safe, but you don’t have to be in charge,” Mr Emmerich said.
Emmerich is determined to shoot his next film, Moonfall, in stand-alone production mode, which is expected to open in April next year and pre-auction the rights to raise $150 million for the shoot.
In addition, “Joker” has exceeded $900 million at the global box office, becoming the king of well-deserved R-rated films.
The channel predicts that the film will eventually gross more than $950 million at the box office, and even have a chance to reach the $1 billion mark. Despite costing only $60 million, the film has beaten the big-time productions, ranking 13th in the top tier, and the DC’s “Ghost loave” ($1.14 billion), “Dark Knight: Rise” ($1.08 billion) and “Dark Knight” ($1 billion).
Excluding marketing costs and yard share, Phoenix star Todd Phillips’s “Joker” could generate nearly $500 million in profits. Warner took half of it, with half of it half by partners Village Roadshow and Bron Studios.