So, with the film being a big hit you would think that the director would want to do films with a bigger budget(coughHalocough) right? WRONG.
Geoff Boucher interviewed the director for the LA Times about future projects.
Thanks to comicbookmovies:
“GB: … filmmakers have found that, if they want to make well-budgeted special-effects movies, they have to bend to studio pressure to make films that are remakes, adaptations, sequels, etc. Studios feel far more comfortable with “known quantity” properties when the budgets go north of $100 million.”
“NB: That’s exactly right and that’s precisely the reason I don’t want to do high-budget films. I’ve said no already to doing the Hollywood movie thing with big budgets. And that is the exact reason.”
Well, I think we can cease all speculation of him directing a live-action Halo film or the next Terminator film.
I am disappointed with this, but as long as he stands by his decision, then I’m cool with it. I was so wanting him to direct the next Terminator film, whenever we do get one.