Universal has pulled the editing of Japanese epic "47 Ronin" from its director Carl Rinsch as the budget of the project has ballooned to $225 million, individuals close to the project told TheWrap.
The troubled 3D megaproduction has been taken over by Universal co-chairwoman Donna Langley, who is now overseeing the editing of the movie instead of the director, one of those individuals said.
That is an aweful lot of money. I don't think we've seen a clip yet.
I've read several conflicting reports about this. The studios are saying they are still within their original budget. Hard to say what's actually going on, but with as many times as it's been pushed back, something clearly isn't working right.
For that money, it better be a masterpiece.