Amazon’s ‘The Aeronauts’ producers open up about the loss of its wide theatrical release: ‘There are no rules in Hollywood right now’

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“The Aeronauts” producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman told Business Insider the challenges of making a movie about a historic 1862 balloon ride.
The movie’s stars, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, even filmed in the balloon over 1,000 feet in the air. This led to a crash landing during one trip.
Hoberman and Lieberman also commented on the movie’s stripped-down theatrical release, which will now only be two weeks long and not include an IMAX release.
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At the start, the aspirations for how the movie “The Aeronauts” (in theaters Friday, and on Amazon Prime starting December 20) would be presented to audiences were as grand as the topic the movie is based on.

Wide theatrical release. IMAX window. It would be an epic presentation for a movie filmed in the sky.

But things don’t always work out as planned, especially in the ever-changing landscape of today’s Hollywood.

Veteran producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman were instantly taken by the idea of a movie set around the historic 1862 balloon ride that broke the flight altitude record when director Tom Harper first presented it to them in 2016. The producers were impressed by Harper’s adaptation of “War & Peace” as a mini-series for the BBC, and already had a relationship with the director’s frequent collaborator Jack Throne, as he had penned the 2017 drama “Wonder,” which Hoberman and Lieberman produced.

They were also invigorated by the way Harper wanted to make the film: in a real balloon thousands of feet above the ground.

“We wanted to do as much as possible for real, that was the North Star,” Lieberman told Business Insider.

A movie made in the sky

Thorne went hard to work on a script as Hoberman and Lieberman began trying to map out a way to shoot the movie away from …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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