Denzel Washington has been a Hollywood fixture for 30 years, but that doesn’t mean he likes the way the major studios do business. In a recent interview, the Safe House star railed against the preoccupation with sequels and box office receipts, saying studios would rather make “Twilight 4”, than a solid original movie. Entertainment Wise has the story:
The Oscar-winning actor attacks the major studios for focusing on money-making sequels and not paying attention to smaller films. Speaking to today’s Metro the ‘Safe House’ actor argues that the industry has changed dramatically over the course of his career:
“Studios are now owned by big corporations, so all the decisions are made in a completely different way. The big studios are more interested in their big tent pole movies and farm out the rest of it and take distribution deals.”
Denzel went on to say that “you can’t rely on studios” to find worthwhile work. He makes reference to new project ‘Flight’, due to be released later this year, which he made on “one-tenth” on his usual salary. The film, which cost $30 million to make, would have got $70million in production costs from the studio five years ago according to the actor.
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