The New Mutants director Josh Boone says that Disney/Fox deal left the film 75% complete for a year.
The Disney acquisition of Fox had many casualties in termes of canceled projects. For a while it seemed like Josh Boone’s latest film, The New Mutants was going to be among those casualties until relatively recently. The film was constantly pushed back, subjected to delays in its planned reshoots until work eventually resumed. But, as it turned out, the majority of the film had been finished for quite some time.
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, The New Mutants director Josh Boone revealed that the Disney/Fox deal had caused the film to be left on the shelf for roughly a year before he was allowed to come back to it. The time away, however, seemed to help as he and his co-writer Knate Lee thought up additional things to do that they hadn’t a year earlier:
In the editing, we were probably 75 percent done. We came back and finished it up. It took a couple months, and it was nice to be able to come back. Knate [Lee], my co-writer, and I, we hadn’t seen it in a year. We did a bunch of things here and there that we hadn’t thought about or noticed a year before.f
What do you all make of Josh Boone’s comments? Are you shocked to hear that Disney/Fox deal left an almost completed version of The New Mutants on the shelf for so long? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Josh Boone’s latest film, The New Mutants:
20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, the film stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.
The New Mutants will be released in theaters on April 3, 2020.
Source: Entertainment Weekly