It’s official: Hollywood has run out of ideas and throwing money at ANYTHING that sticks.
One of Ashton Kutcher’s first films was The Butterfly Effect, a sci-fi thriller about a guy who figures out how to travel back in time to change the present by changing troubling incidents from his childhood. But once he does – you guessed it, those changes actually end up messing up a bunch of things in his present.
Written and directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber, New Line Cinema took a gamble on the film back in 2004 and because of Kutcher’s then white-hot career, the film was made for $13 million and took in $96 million worldwide and spawned a couple of (unnecessary) direct-to-DVD sequels.
Now they’re back and ready to reboot.
In an exclusive, Variety reports that along with original writer Bress writing the new script (but maybe NOT directing this time), original producers Anthony Rhulen, Chris Bender and JC Spink are once again teaming up with FilmEngine and Benderspink (a New Line company) are set to give this film another go-round.
The question is…WHY? If ALL of these people worked on the last one and $96 mil was as far as they got, why not give someone else (perhaps someone more established) a shot?
Or more importantly, why reboot this AT ALL?
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