It’s rare for a major Hollywood film production to get shut down this close to the production date, but even rarer when that production happens to include two of the biggest male celebrities in Hollywood, Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro.
Apparently, the financing for Idol’s Eye didn’t come through, and an exclusive statement from the filmmakers read, “Due to the criteria for financing not being met by producers, Benaroya Pictures has formally decided to discontinue financing the motion picture titled IDOL’S EYE. The company cannot continue to put its investment at risk and has been forced to stop cash flowing the production.”
The movie was going to be about a group of thieves trying to steal from a pawn shop, but they end up getting caught in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game involving a brutal mob boss.
Hollywood certainly has changed a lot in the recent years, if a movie starring Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro can’t be financed. Ten – heck, even five – years ago, the movie would have been a slam dunk at the studio level, not just the independent financing level. Plus, the movie was obviously attracting top quality talent, since Rachel Weisz was also set to star in it.
In the end, none of that mattered, and now Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro are clearly going to have a break in their schedules. More and more, it’s starting to seem like Hollywood is ruled by Comic-book films, young adult adaptations, and boom-boom franchises.
What do you guys think? Are you disappointed that we won’t be seeing Idol’s Eye on the big screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.