A WHOLE NEW CURSED?
When a film runs into as much trouble as Wes Craven's Cursed has, it makes for great Internet news. Here we are, spewing endless hearsay about the budget difficulties, the problems settling on a finale that fits the project, the departure of one of this genre's biggest effects men (Rick Baker left Cursed for a vacation allowing KNB to pick up the reigns), but elsewhere, I'm sure, Wes is rubbing his temples in frustration awaiting the day that this curse peters out. One man's gossip is another man's headache. From the sounds of it now, Craven may be reaching for bottle of extra strength migraine relief.
After a production hiatus, Cursed is returning before the camera in November?but from what it sounds like, it's going to be a completely different film.
David - a Creature Corner reader who has pals on the set - says that, 'About 90% of the existing footage [shot in the first half of the year] is being thrown out. They're combining two house sets into one and are proceeding with principal photography without even enough money to buy craft services.'
And we all know how important craft services are.
Roughly 80% of the old script has actually been done away with making room for a new 'better' draft that even involves one character, who was previously killed off, to return in a new role altogether! We've also heard that the powers-that-be on the film have yet to settle on a pleasing conclusion.
One thing's for sure: all of the scrapped footage is going to make for a great DVD.
Courtesy of Creature Corner