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September 19 2009

Simon Helberg aka Moist on the Dr Horrible sequel. He reckons that it could indeed be a movie.

My own suspicion is that if Cabin (which was sold with he condition of being greenlit) does well, and if Fame (being musically inclined) does well, it might end up an MGM thing. I'd be surprised if Joss and Mary Parent don't talk about it, if they haven't already.
My spider sense says movie deal. My question is if it's selling out or selling in.
Is there any reason that it can't be an online movie? Go down the same route that Joss and co did for Dr Horrible (Acts 1 -3)?
My question is if it's selling out or selling in.

That's why I think the Cabin deal is the interesting precedent. If MGM hadn't agreed to greenlight it, they would not have sold the script to them. That same approach could allow them in essence to maintain the control, creatively-speaking.

[ edited by The One True b!X on 2009-09-20 00:18 ]
I would like to see it stay independent and showfriendly, whatever the next format is.
Can't remember what was a recent movie that went both ways, it was released online at the same time as it went into the theaters. Can't recall what was the movie, but it was either early this year or in 2008. Feesable, especially if the idea is to continue to play with the system.

Although I think it was a independent-ish production.
Numfar, are you talking about Once?
I knew his brothers who wrote it and one of his brother's wives wrote it

One of his brother's wives! How many wives do Joss's brothers have?
I would find it a bit selling out. I mean wasn't the point kinda to show what you can do without a studio? Well they've done that for TV, now I'd like to see them tackle the movie studios.

That doesn't mean I would boycott it or anything, but It would mean I would be less likely to buy merchandise etc.
Can't remember what was a recent movie that went both ways, it was released online at the same time as it went into the theaters. Can't recall what was the movie, but it was either early this year or in 2008.


Was it "Mum and Dad"?

MUM & DAD will be the first UK film release to appear in cinemas at the same time as being available on DVD, through Video on Demand, electronic sell-through and rental.


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I would find it a bit selling out. I mean wasn't the point kinda to show what you can do without a studio?


Why does Joss need a studio to make a Dr Horrible movie?
Keep in mind that it's not like he went off and produced an independent TV show that we all then sat down to watch on television. He made a web video that then went DVD. Movies are different.

If he wants a movie that's actually a movie, seen in theaters on big screens, he'll have to decide what best suits his notion of that goal. If that's a studio, it's a studio. If it's independent, it's independent, but even if it is independent, he'll still need to tap the distribution system.
Well that's my point Simon. He doesn't need one, so why sign his soul away to one? Many above are suggesting he'll go to MGM.

Why share your profits, creativity rights, licensing rights etc with a studio if you don't have to?
Why share your profits, creativity rights, licensing rights etc with a studio if you don't have to?

If one's personal cost/benefits analysis says it's worth it. (I have no more idea than anyone else what Joss wants when it comes to a Dr. Horrible follow-up. But the fact that he did one thing outside the studio system doesn't mean anything else he does with the same property somehow must be outside the studio system.)
My big hope for a Horrible sequel is that it just remains as a musical.
Aren't there plenty of movie studios that will self-finance but only go portionses on the actual distribution part while still retaining other fees? Like most of what Lucasfilm touches, or Marvel Studios until a couple days or weeks ago.

Anyway, I'm still more confused by other details in that article. Like how he knew some/all of them from high school? Was there a Whedon Babies animated revisionist prequel/spin-off I wasn't aware of? I don't really know their ages but I sort of just figured that they were more than three or four years apart. And it never would have occurred to me that Mo'd have known them for so long and vice versa (despite the girl band fame).

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