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November 17, 2006

D-WAR DELAYED

D-WAR delayed until 2007

A sharp-eyed reader sends in news that we may not being seeing the apparently completed D-WAR as soon as we thought.

Costing US$70 million (as opposed to the US$11 million of THE HOST) D-WAR is going to have to do some pretty major numbers in international sales to even make back its budget and it's going to have a hard time making that sale since it's not an arthouse movie and it's from a director who has only kids movies and a major flop to his name (although, rather touchingly, a Showbox exec says, "I consider the complete lack of expectations to actually be a strong marketing point,"). But now the producers are holding back the movie until an American sale is made:

"After delaying the Korea release of "D- War" several times, Jeong now says that the film will not hit screens domestically until an American company has signed on and everyone can coordinate the film's release (and prevent piracy from zapping the film's international potential)."

That's actually a pretty smart thing to do. And then they have to go and ruin it with this statement:

"I'm not even looking at the boxoffice," Jeong said. "I think it's a success already."

(Read the full article)

November 17, 2006 at 08:35 AM in News | Permalink

Comments

The company smart enough to buy this and sell strongly to the kids' market gets to rake in the loot. This has Nickelodeon Movies written all over it.

Posted by: Rhythm-X | Nov 17, 2006 10:57:05 AM

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