|Budget: $30 million||Financed by: Dark Castle|
|Domestic Gross: $0||Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros|
|Overseas Gross: $0||
Directed by: Morgan O'Neill
Produced by: Joel Silver
The Factory was filmed back in 2008 and financed by Joel Silver’s Dark Castle for $30 million and Warner Bros was to release the film worldwide as per their distribution pact with Dark Castle. WB originally planned for a Spring 2009 release, but the film apparently tested poorly, underwent reshoots and then rotted on the shelf. After numerous release delays, IM Global boarded the film in 2010 to sell off overseas distribution at Cannes and WB retained domestic rights. The film sold very well to distributors who were under the impression The Factory had a 2,000 screen commitment in the US by Warner Bros.
Even after selling well to buyers, The Factory still collected dust on the shelf and the overseas distributors were contractually required to sit on the film until it was released first in the US. Five years after production ended, Warner Bros finally unloaded this John Cusack starring turkey straight to video in 2013. The overseas distributors who snatched up rights at Cannes, also dumped the film without a theatrical release.