'Salt' needed pinch of fixing

View previous topic View next topic Go down

king 'Salt' needed pinch of fixing

Post by vanity-insecurity on Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:05 pm

'Salt' needed pinch of fixing



The Angelina Jolie thriller "Salt" needed extensive reshoots after the director and producer disagreed over crucial scenes, according to a Hollywood source.
The Angelina Joliethriller "Salt" needed extensive reshoots after the director and producer disagreed over crucial scenes, according to a Hollywood source.
After filming supposedly ended last summer, Jolie spent the holidays on the East Coast with Brad Pitt while
shooting additional scenes in New York. The reshoots were just the most recent hiccup in the project. In August 2008, before shooting even started, Jolie replaced the movie's original star, Tom Cruise. The script was rewritten to make the main character, Edwin A. Salt, into Evelyn Salt, a CIA operative accused of being a Russian sleeper agent. Filming began last March in Washington, DC, and New York and didn't finally wrap until this week. According to an insider on the set: "The reshoots had to be done because the completed version just didn't look good. There were at least two scenes which were bad, including the climax, so some changes had to be made pretty quickly." In one scene filmed last week, a bloodied-looking Jolie was photographed dangling from a
helicopter.

The Hollywood source said producer Lorenzo di Bonaventurainsisted on changes to director Phillip Noyce's rough cut. The picture was re-edited with the new scenes with Noyce's approval.

But Sony Pictures said rumors of rancor were untrue. "Production was completed last fall. We did return to shoot some additional action sequences in New York during the last several days," said spokesman Steven Elzer. "The filmmakers and the studio couldn't be more happy with the results and look forward to the release this summer." A rep for di Bonaventura said, "In all of Lorenzo's career as an executive or a producer, he has never done a cut on a movie." Di Bonaventura has produced "Transformers" and "Transformers 2."
avatar
vanity-insecurity

Posts : 471
Join date : 2009-08-30
Age : 43
Location : New York City

Back to top Go down

king Re: 'Salt' needed pinch of fixing

Post by Admin on Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:51 am

Moviemakers Shut Down Report That 'Salt' Needs Re-Editing

January 11, 2010 07:35:47 GMT

'The filmmakers and the studio couldn't be more happy with the results and look forward to the
release this summer,' movie's rep blasts the report suggesting the film needs reshoot.



Movie executives behind Angelina Jolie's new spy thriller "Salt" have dismissed reports the film needed heavy re-editing after a dispute between director Phillip Noyce and producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura. Di Bonaventura is alleged to have been unhappy with the final version of the movie, forcing Noyce to bring Jolie back to New York to reshoot several key scenes in recent weeks.

An onset source tells the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, "The reshoots had to be done because the
completed version just didn't look good. There were at least two scenes which were bad, including the climax, so some changes had to be made pretty quickly." But a spokesman for Sony Pictures has denied the claims, insisting executives are more than satisfied with the finished project.

Representative Steven Elzer says, "Production was completed last fall. We did return to shoot some additional action sequences in New York during the last several days.
The filmmakers and the studio couldn't be more happy with the results and look forward to the release this summer." Salt is scheduled for release in July 2010.

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/w0000266.html
avatar
Admin

Posts : 357
Join date : 2009-08-23

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum