However, that is not the case. While PolyGram had quite a few films in post-production before disbanding, there were only a handful of them, mostly those that were previously co-produced with the company-backed Working Title Films. , will be distributed by Universal. According to Twohy, previously undisclosed upcoming release numbers related to the deal with Universal turned out to be two films that were handpicked by the company.
“One was a Hugh Grant film and the only other picture they chose for theatrical distribution from PolyGram was ‘Pitch Black’,” said Twohy, likely referring to 1999’s “Notting Hill.”
Needless to say, this is ultimately a very important decision that will help shape the sci-fi generation as the new millennium arrives. Although “Pitch Black” didn’t receive the most critical acclaim from critics, it grossed over $53 million worldwide on a $23 million budget, largely thanks to a combination of between sci-fi and horror. This success led to the birth of the “Riddick” series, with all of the films and video games in the series centered around the anti-hero.
However, there was a time when Twohy couldn’t see the film for himself and didn’t associate it with the distribution panic it faced. However, he told SciFi Now that those days are behind him.
“It’s been more than enough time between now and Pitch Black that I can really sit back … and enjoy it like a movie,” he explains, “instead of me replaying all the scenarios on the film. school.”
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