• Jo Miran
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    322 months ago

    If WB ultimately kills it, I hope it leaks and it’s pirated far and wide.

    • @xyzzy
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      162 months ago

      I don’t pirate movies, but I would for this one. What damages could they even possibly claim?

      • Jo Miran
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        102 months ago

        Is it even pirating at that point? WB gets their tax write off regardless. At least the artists work gets to see the light of day.

    • @Railcar8095
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      122 months ago

      Honestly, in such cases there should be a requirement that the movie becomes public domain. The taxpayers are paying for it (through lack of tax income), the studio cannot make money from it, actors that expected loyalties are royally screwed anyway, and those who expected promotion got the worse deal of all.

      Even fit WB it would be a PR win. I don’t see how they benefit from hoarding, if anything they look even worse.

    • LanternEverywhere
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      12 months ago

      It almost definitely won’t leak. I don’t believe a major unreleased movie has leaked ever.

      • Jo Miran
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        22 months ago

        I watched a studio copy of Ford vs Ferrari months before it hit theaters. They definitely leak.

  • @reddig33@lemmy.world
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    292 months ago

    I hope the IRS tells WB they can’t take a tax write off for a property that other studios have offered to buy (for more than the write down value).

  • @wahming@monyet.cc
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    72 months ago

    I know it’s not the case, but imagine if this was the ultimate viral marketing campaign.

  • kaosof
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    I mean… Imagine how terrible it’s gotta be for the doofuses at WB to shelf this, considering the utter garbage they’ve been putting out since forever.

    • @thefartographer
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      122 months ago

      WB doesn’t give two fucks about the quality of their content, they just want to be able to make cheap fucking money. Toys, theaters, or tax write-offs. If it’s not gonna end up making bookoos of cash in theaters or off the toy shelf, they have no problem dumping bathtubs, babies n’ all.

      Discovery-Warner/HBO/wtf-they-are-now will gladly tell artists to get fucked for a tax write-off. Based on how much beloved shit they’ve been using to feed the flames of their eternal dumpster-fire, I’m pretty sure that their C-suite considers shitting on artists a job benefit.

    • Jo Miran
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      102 months ago

      They aren’t shelving it. From what I understand, they are completely deleting it from existence order to get the full write-off.

      • kaosof
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        42 months ago

        Yeah, that’s what I’ve heard, but how expensive can a goddamn Wile E. Coyote movie be?

        It just seems a little odd to me that this is the big “public” write-off, considering some of the trash they’ve put out that didn’t break even.

        • Jo Miran
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          112 months ago

          They are taking a $70+ mil write-off. Rumors say that Netflix offered $40million but the write off is more attractive.

          As someone else commented, if WB got a $40mill offer, they should only be allowed to take a $30mill write off.

    • Neato
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      92 months ago

      Unsure if it’s in this one but another interview by someone who worked on it said it was great. And it tested great. It’s probably all armor ROI, if WB doesn’t think it’ll make maximum money they’d rather have tax write off.