This Friday’s “World War Z” is one of the most troubled would-be blockbusters in recent memory. Cost estimates have ranged from $200 to $400 million, with the reasons for the overspending chronicled in this hypnotically detailed “Vanity Fair” article. Though the sheer amount of misspent money might be unique, the root causes — a chaotic set overrun by too many unsupervised extras, miscommunication and conflict between all members of the cast and crew, endless rewrites and re-shoots — are hardly unprecedented. Here’s a look at ten of the most troubled productions in film history.
It’s true, Kodak has officially stopped production of acetate film base, one of the key components of camera film. Reddit user ApatheticAbsurdist notes that Kodak has enough stock to keep producing film for a few more years, but it’s safe to say the announcement is another blow for film lovers everywhere.