|| Disney 'blocks' new Michael Moore doc
||May. 5th, 2004 02:24 pm|
Oscar-winning film-maker Michael Moore's latest documentary may be in cold storage following a reported row between its distributor, Miramax, and parent company Disney.
According to the industry newspaper Variety, the Walt Disney Company has moved to prevent the company run by the Weinstein brothers from releasing Fahrenheit 911, which links US president George Bush to Osama bin Laden and members of other powerful Saudi business families.
Yeah, read the NYTimes article on that. I doubt Moore will let the chance of releasing it during the election year pass - he'll pressure Miramax to use another distributer before that, even if they lose some of the take from the movie.
I think that's just the thing Moore needs. After all, "Stupid White men" benefitted from Harper Collins getting cold feet.
Then again, Disney could do with some good news, and generating some
hype news about this could give them a good box office draw.