#1 - 2013/01/31 06:20:00 AMNow that a number of details have been released, the thing that struck me the most was the proposed budget.
"North of" 100 million. Imo if it was going to be 200 or 300 they'd have put that figure forward. North of, indicates to me that it will be around that, with the possibility of going over but not by too much.
Granted, they probably aren't going to go for any big name stars, but nevertheless, imo, considering the sets they are going to have to build from scratch, plus how cgi heavy the film will need to be to do the franchise any justice at all, 100 million seems a tad on the small side in today's market.
I'm hoping for something a lot lot better than the Final Fantasy film was (walked out before the end due to its mediocrity), but at 100 million I'm not going exactly going to be holding my breath. Maybe that will turn out to be a good thing, no (or low) expectations = very pleasant surprise.
2015 expected release date btw