Studio Update: Last-Minute Changes to "Mission Deep Jungle!"
By: Andrew Bermudez
(Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; December 22, 2015)
With less than a week before the release of Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle, we have some breaking news to report. Let's see what's been going on!
First, as the last minute, Michael Whalen, who was scheduled to play Steve Kenlow, had to leave his role. While this sounds very problematic, we were able to quickly secure a replacement. The part will now be played by J.T. Melia and the Steve Kenlow wiki page will be updated later today to reflect this change.
However, this is not what is causing so much distress at the studio. "We're nowhere near done with this film," said LEGO Studios CEO Mark Matthew. "While we're gearing up for completion, we still have several problems. First, filming isn't even done yet. Even though part 1's filming is done, we still have two major scenes that need filming, which means that part 2 might have to be pushed off into January. On top of that, sound mixing and composing haven't even started yet." Because of these issues and stalls, the board of directors has unanimously instigated a brand new studio policy, effective January 1, 2016.
-Effective January 1, 2016; 12:00 AM: "Regardless of current status of development, films with narratives that are specifically tied to that film's release year are strictly prohibited. Any dialogue or script information that ties a film to it's projected release year must immediately be removed from the film's script. If any of this dialogue has already been recorded, the actors must return to re-record their lines. Failure to comply with these rules will result in immediate termination."Asking Mark Matthew why this rule was put into effect, his response was, "We're stressing over Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle because of a single story gimmick: it takes place exactly ten years after the LEGO theme's end. If we released this film a week from Friday, the gimmick would be nil. We can't be ruining our health over something as ridiculous as this." This means that the previously-announced release schedule for Project U, as well as the prospect of releasing six Johnny Thunder movies by 2025, are just suggestions and will likely change.
Also new is another policy change to clean up the pipeline for development at Mustache Maniacs Film Co. It reads like this and also goes into effect January 1, 2016.
-Effective January 1, 2016; 12:00 AM: "If one year's time passes since the last day that a project has received work without being completed, that project will immediately be cancelled."This does not bode well for Speeder, which hasn't seen a day of attention since pre-production was completed in February of 2014. But does anyone really care about this comedy film remake? Let's put that up as a poll, which can be found on the right side of this post, as usual.
That finishes up today's update, but before we go, we would like to briefly talk about auditions. Round 4 ends on New Year's Eve and we'll announce our decisions on January 3. At that time, Round 5 auditions will begin and will last until May 26, the day before the projected release date for Pharaoh's Quest: The Curse of Amset-Ra. If you want to be in round 4 auditions, though, SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS TODAY!!!
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