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More effects work needed for GREEN LANTERN; $9 million added to budget

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 26th, 2011

Green Lantern

Nothing quite boosts confidence like a studio saying that the effects of their major tentpole franchise need more work, just a few months out of release.

Sarcasm aside, that’s exactly what WB has done, as Variety is reporting that WB has given their upcoming film, GREEN LANTERN, an added $9 million to its budget, and have also tapped more VFX houses to get the film ready to be released.

Apparenty, “there is no problem on GREEN LANTERN,” or so says WB’s VP of digital production, animation and visual effects Chris de Faria.  “We try to add things to make the movie better until the 11th hour. That doesn’t mean we’re risking the movie up to the 11th hour.” So maybe one shouldn’t worry all that much?

Likely not.  If one remembers, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 was set to hit theaters in 3D, but the idea was ultimately canned, so WB is not one to really think things through production wise 100%.  That all said, with production cycles on big projects shrinking exponentially, this should come as really no shock, but given the film’s first trailer, GREEN LANTERN may need all the VFX work it can get.  Here’s to hoping this increase in budget can give us what looks to be a really fun film.

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