Roland Emmerich is no stranger to gigantic spectacles of destruction, sure, but cancelled projects? That is something else entirely. Word has broken that his recently announced sci-fi project, The Zone is shutting down production just one week before filming.
According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog, Roland Emmerich’s people released the following statement: “This is not a project (Emmerich) is pursuing at this time.” No additional information was made available although speculation is that the ‘found footage’ gimmick is growing really old. Couple that with the fact that The Zone would’ve opened shortly after that other cinema verite flick, Super 8 and the puzzle just might start coming together.
No word on what Emmerich has settled on as a replacement project but, considering the man’s devotion to the genre, I’m sure it’ll be something delightfully silly.
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