Is Hancock In Trouble?

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 6:51 am,
Hancock Is Hancock In Trouble?

It was just last week when Boss (i.e. Screen Rant big-cheese Vic Holtreman) reported on problems with the upcoming Will Smith superhero comedy Hancock over its MPAA rating and subject matter.

Now according to Cinema Blend (as per their sources), the film’s world premiere in Sydney, Australia has been quietly canceled because it won’t be finished in time.

And just why wouldn’t it be ready by then, you ask? Supposedly because the film is about to go through heavy re-shoots in order to make its July 2nd theatrical release date.

Granted, late-minute re-shoots and whatnot aren’t that uncommon – Smith’s last film I Am Legend had its ending completely reworked just a month before it opened, and it’s safe to say it worked out just fine for them (i.e. $500 million+ box-office).

What’s fascinating is that this movie has long had a reputation for being an unfilmable script called Tonight, He Comes (i.e. very dark). It went through multiple directors and actors over the years, and in the end it took someone in the industry with Will Smith’s clout (the only real movie-star around IMHO) to get it made.

But there’s just no telling how much of Tonight, He Comes will make it into Hancock considering its PG-13 rating.

At the moment, if these rumors are true then there’s enough of it to force Sony & Co. to makes changes…

Source: Cinema Blend

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  1. I wonder if it’s just bad and they’re trying to make the film better.


  2. More I hear about this the less interested I become.

  3. Seems like this is the norm these days. Test audiences don’t rate it as stellar and next thing ya know there re-editing the film.

    How long before we get a movie about “movie test audiences”?
    Dane Cook will prob be in it. What are they going to do if test audiences don’t like it?
    Eh maybe a funny South Park episode????

  4. I think they already went for the test screenings on cartoons, remember that Simpsons episode with Mel Gibson?
    Man, I really want to see this movie, but the more time passes, the more problems appears, and the more it seems it will be a huge mess. But, it will do well on the BO, I mean, worse movies have done it, Transformers anyone?

  5. The new trailer got my interest. I guy who barely cares that he has super powers, and always fraks things up? He tssses a beached whale back into the ocean and it crashes into a sail boat? But it doesn’t look like a twittering tee-hee comedy, it looks to really explore, what would it REALLY look like if someone had super powers? Would they really dig being branded a hero? Could they handle “great power?” It looks like somewhere in the movie, he gets sobered up (he starts wearing a uniform for SOME reason)…I think I’ll see this one.

  6. Is it true that Tonight, He Comes had such a bad title that Ron Jeremy turned it down?

  7. Yeah Jimmy the C, I’m down for this film.
    It looks real good and its adult themed storyline sounds cool.
    I’m not 12 so what do I care! All the kids will be watching Wall-E for the 5th time anyway.

  8. Yeah right Jimmy.