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Jules 07-09-2010 09:30 PM

How the hell are they going to release The Beaver?
 
Seriously, how the hell do you release a comedy like that with Mel Gibson in it?

Jules 07-09-2010 09:51 PM

Re: How the hell are they going to release The Beaver?
 
I'd shelve it for a few years. It was poorly cast to begin with. There's the go to guys for these sorts of films, and then there's the don't go to guys. Sometimes I just don't get HW, this wasn't the safe bet, the smart bet, the right bet to make. I think it's time Mel hanged up the acting career and got into Australian politics.

hscope 07-09-2010 10:37 PM

Re: How the hell are they going to release The Beaver?
 
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Originally Posted by Jules (Post 658156)
I'd shelve it for a few years. It was poorly cast to begin with. There's the go to guys for these sorts of films, and then there's the don't go to guys. Sometimes I just don't get HW, this wasn't the safe bet, the smart bet, the right bet to make. I think it's time Mel hanged up the acting career and got into Australian politics.

I'm happy for you to keep him in the land of his birth.

Gibson and Palin on a joint ticket sounds just about right.

Jules 07-09-2010 10:43 PM

Re: How the hell are they going to release The Beaver?
 
I can see him becoming mayor of a small outback town and writing policy on the management of cane toad population. But not wanting to go off topic, I would love to discuss the practicalities of this difficult situation of releasing a big comedy film starring a man who is in a very bad light right now.

sasqits 07-09-2010 11:31 PM

Re: How the hell are they going to release The Beaver?
 
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But not wanting to go off topic, I would love to discuss the practicalities of this difficult situation of releasing a big comedy film starring a man who is in a very bad light right now.
It will be easy once they reveal that Mel was merely practicing lines from a new screenplay. As long as they don't reveal that the screenplay was autobiographical in nature.

But seriously, these latest rants have increased my morbid curiousity in seeing a truly deranged man pretending to be a deranged man. Will he merely be toning down his real self? If the rants are true, that is. Sadly, I think they are.

Even more sad, I think thay may try to capitalize on the controversy.

hscope 07-09-2010 11:37 PM

Re: How the hell are they going to release The Beaver?
 
There may be some curiosity if it comes out soon, but I think the film will tank, particularly if given a wide theatrical release.

More likely it will go straight to cable & DVD with little fanfair. Reported budget is $19M (which shows how far Gibson's stocks have dropped) so it will probably make money in the long run.

NikeeGoddess 07-10-2010 01:00 AM

Re: How the hell are they going to release The Beaver?
 
they have to shelve it. and the producers should sue him for breach of contract based on a morals clause (if they have one).
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusive...listen-it-here

last week his agent died...http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/...ad.php?t=56040 before he had to hear this. i don't know him of course but i'm glad he missed it. it's like being an attorney for a serial killer. embarrassing to say the least.

Mac H. 07-10-2010 02:06 AM

Re: How the hell are they going to release The Beaver?
 
It seems that his agency had actually dumped him a while ago, but had agreed to not publicise it.

BTW, on the politics issue: Australia has a female Head of State (the Queen), female Governor general & female Prime Minister.

Any rant against his girlfriend is going to be pretty unpopular in Aussie politics - no matter what he says. He wouldn't be popular here.

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But to get back on topic - I really feel for the producers of 'The Beaver'. It was risky in the first place but now with ..?

I can't see it being released widely right now.

Mac

wcmartell 07-10-2010 02:38 AM

Re: How the hell are they going to release The Beaver?
 
I don't think THE BEAVER could have been made without someone of Gibson's stardom working for cheap as a favor to the director. Scripts this... unusual... need someone like Jim Carrey (mentioned in the script) to lend their name and stardom so that the thing will at least break even and maybe make some money (probably topping at $38m).

But, I'd release it anyway and use the bad publicity as publicity.

- Bill

NikeeGoddess 07-10-2010 08:35 AM

Re: How the hell are they going to release The Beaver?
 
it took a while to get that radaronline rant out of my head. now that i think of it... it would be great dialogue in a flick with a huge jerk. way of the gun comes to mind -- the rant against sarah silverman's character.


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