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 Post subject: Now what?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:10 pm 
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Hello!

I have a question for Rian and for anyone else who might know how this works in the industry at large: I noticed that Looper isn't scheduled to come out until the end of September 2012. Is it still in the production process or is that over already? If it is over, why would the wait be so long, or is this a typical waiting period with big movies. And if it is a typical waiting period for big movies, what do directors do during that time?! Vacay? More work?


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 Post subject: Re: Now what?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:39 pm 
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I'm not in the industry, or Rian, or even someone who knows how these things go, but I'll take an educated guess that it's part of the studio's release schedule. The summer movies are all plotted out ages in advance, different studios "get" Memorial Day weekend, or 4th of July, or the corresponding bank holiday weekend if you're not in the US, and while they're not exclusive, it's rare that two studios will try to drop their quarter-billion-dollar gambles on the same weekend as someone else is doing the same at the risk of cannibalizing the all-important opening weekend haul.

What I'm saying is that it's easy for a smaller movie to get completely blown out of the water by the three months of blockbusters that summer brings, and so the studio has placed the release after the rush. I don't know if September is particularly good or bad in this case (versus, say, April), but it certainly is better than dumping it in the graveyard that is January-release movies.

For the production schedule at this point, I'm only guessing off Rian's Tumblr and various cryptic posts here and there, I think the editing process wrapped up a few months back, the score is either in the works or complete by now, and they're now probably doing visual effects, and the whole thing should be in the can by the end of the year, if not sooner.

As for what Rian will be up to in the intervening time, I bet it involves an opium den. But more likely is writing something new.


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 Post subject: Re: Now what?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:05 pm 
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Or writing something new involving an opium den.

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 Post subject: Re: Now what?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:53 pm 
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Good question. My question is, wtf do WE do while we're waiting?! >_<

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 Post subject: Re: Now what?
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Everything Justin said seems to more or less match up with what Rian's said about this topic in the past. It sucks for the people slavering for the release, but it does make sense.

As for what Rian's up to: based off his Tumblr, he seems to be spending most of his time hanging out with Noah Segan and smoking.

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Cheroots, no doubt.

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sarahalyse wrote:
...It sucks for the people slavering for the release...


Gosh, you make it sound so filthy. ;D
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 Post subject: Re: Now what?
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Do I ever want to know where that gif came from?

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 Post subject: Re: Now what?
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Extras, season 1.


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 Post subject: Re: Now what?
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Admit it, Sarah. You secretly have a thing for a man in uniform.

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 Post subject: Re: Now what?
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I actually have no idea where it's from. It made me LOL though. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Now what?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:52 pm 
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It is indeed a sordid combination of the studio's release calendar and opium.

God Justin, I'm going to have to buy you a keg of something aren't I?


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 Post subject: Re: Now what?
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I am here purely to inform. Well, to inform and make semi-educated guesses.

Well, to inform, make semi-educated guesses, and crack opium jokes like it's the 19th Century.

Well, to inform, make semi-I'll come in again.


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