Weinstein blames budget for delay on Gilliam project
Last year, director Terry Gilliam brought three minutes of “The Brothers Grimm” to Cannes. On Friday, he and Miramax Films/WeinsteinCo. head Harvey Weinstein showed 20 minutes of the pic. “At this rate,” Gilliam said, “in about four or five years, you’ll see the finished film.”There might be reason to worry: “Grimm” began shooting two years ago and it’s still not done, although Gilliam said he plans to get it out of final post-production within a month. He’d better hurry. Weinstein said the film would go out on more than 2500 screens in mid-August with “one of the biggest P&A spends in our history.” As to why it took so long, Weinstein blamed the delay on the budget: He said the movie should have cost $150 million, but the Dimension Films-MGM co-pro had only $75 million to spend.