A few weeks back production on Rob (Wrong Turn) Schmidt’s latest film, Bad Meat, was halted due to lack of funds. At the time the filmmakers were assured that the money would be in place shortly and told not to worry.
Today, however, Nikki over at Deadline Hollywood Daily has some bad news to report: There is no money. Capitol Films was financing the project, but according to her sources the bottom has officially fallen out.
“It’s done, over, kaput,” an insider told her. “A sorry day for a lot of actors, producers, the writer/director, wardrobe, hair, makeup, hotels, craft services, drivers, etc. — hundreds of people who weren’t fully paid. Only a couple of actors had all their money put in escrow and are therefore whole.”
About 2/3 of the script had been shot when the money dried up, which means hopefully Schmidt and crew will be able to find someone to bankroll the rest and get the project done. We’ll keep our ears open for more news!
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