Plug Pulled On Assayas’ “Idols Eye”

Benaroya Pictures has shut production on acclaimed filmmaker Olivier Assayas’ action-thriller “Idol’s Eye” due to financing problems.

Filming was set to commence in Toronto this week with Robert De Niro, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson slated to star and sales being offered at this week’s American Film Market.

Benaroya pulled the plug though, and in a statement said they plan to continue at a later date with a new team:

“Due to the criteria for financing not being met by producers, Benaroya Pictures has formally decided to discontinue financing the motion picture titled ‘Idol’s Eye’. The company cannot continue to put its investment at risk and has been forced to stop cash flowing the production.

This is something all of us wanted to avoid, but due to the producers missing a number of financing criteria deadlines that were mutually established by all parties, we were left with no other options. Benaroya Pictures plans to retain the rights of the film and move forward with production on the picture after we generate a revised script and assemble a new filmmaking team.”

Source: Variety