Here’s an interesting article from The Economist on Philip Anschutz, the billionaire who’s bankrolling family friendly films. His latest effort is the adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
Seems like a good bet to make more family films. Here’s a great point:
Of the top 50 moneymaking films of all time, he points out, only five are rated for adults only—but Hollywood has made only 389 films open to all the family, out of the 2,146 produced since 2000.
An interesting fact given Hollywood’s terrible box-office summer. Perhaps the studio bigwigs will wake up and realize that what they want to see isn’t what many Americans want to watch.