Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Has Green Lantern Met His Match?

reprinted from x-rates.com

The Green Lantern has accomplished nearly impossible feats and has overcome the worthiest of adversaries, including Vandal Savage, Parallax, and Sinestro. However, his latest enemy might prove to be his match. Via The Beat, here is an article from Inside Film:

Green Lantern’s proposed Australian shoot is understood to be under threat after the rising Australian dollar has blown out production costs.

Warner Bros is understood to be negotiating with the NSW State Government to receive a higher level of concessions in an effort to claw back between $US15 and $US25 million in value eroded by the currency gains.

The value of the Australian dollar has climbed by more than 16 per cent since the State Labor government announced the deal to film at Fox Studios in mid-April. The big-budget Hollywood blockbuster was expected to create around 500 local jobs, including 100 performers and 200 crew.

Who would have guessed that after all he'd been through, the Green Lantern would suffer defeat at the hands of foreign exchange rates? Indeed, economics can be a painful and merciless sorceress.

Perhaps he could use his power ring to manipulate foreign currency markets. His greatest and more imaginative challenge awaits.

14 comments:

Will said...

Does that mean Australians cause great fear?

flippant said...

No Will, I think it means the Green Lantern is already a flop.

MrDave2176 said...

It would be worse if we were on a Gold Standard as the ring cannot affect Gold.

Tom said...

What color is Australian currency? Maybe his power would only affect the US greenback!

Of course, if GL was really shooting a movie he'd probably just whip up a floating-emerald-studio-in-the-sky and film the whole thing in space.

Michael T said...

I seem to recall that in the DCverse GL, Superman, Batman and the Flash (and probably others) have had movies made of their lives. The heroes start by visiting the set to approve the production, which raises significant questions of union interaction. Even authors and scriptwriters have trouble securing such approval. Then something goes wrong and the hero must protect the production, and often they end up performing their own stunts.

So if GL really supports this film of his life, all he really needs to do is perform the feats in front of the camera. As easily half of the negative cost of a modern special effects laden film is back-end, CGI and other effects hocus-pocus, that will slice a good $50-$75 million off the costs right there.

David Pinto said...

I have the television series, "The Flash" on DVD. Well worth the price, especially for the Mark Hamill episodes.

ShadowBanker said...

Will - I never understood why the Lanterns' greatest enemy (fear) is the quality they're supposed to be strongest in.

MrDave - Does Gold count as yellow?

Tom - Some look yellow! http://servercapital.com/iga/australianDollar.jpg

Michael - But if that's the case, they probably already figured these costs into their figures. They'd still need CGI for things the Green Lantern can't do. Like affect yellow.

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