First, the director, who stepped away from the project after the tragic death of his 20-year-old daughter Autumn by suicide, never saw Joss Whedon‘s finished product.
“When we got to see what Joss actually did, it was stupefying,” a Warner Bros. executive told Vanity Fair. “The robber on the rooftop—so goofy and awful. The Russian family—so useless and pointless. Everyone knew it. It was so awkward because nobody wanted to admit what a piece of sh*t it was.”
“They came and they just said, ‘You can never see that movie,’” Zack recalled.
Zack also added, “I’m not getting paid. I didn’t want to be beholden to anyone, and it allowed me to keep my negotiating powers with these people pretty strong.”
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