Los Angeles: Alan Horn, the Walt Disney Co's new studio chairman, won't shy away from making big budget films despite Hollywood's recent string of big budget bombs such as Disney's 'John Carter' and Universal Pictures' 'Battleship.'
Horn, who spearheaded such expensive hits as the 'Harry Potter' series while president of Warner Brothers Entertainment, intends to focus on six to eight films a year geared toward Disney's core audience of families and young adults, he says, and was not told by Disney CEO Bob Iger to rein in budgets.
"All Bob said was 'make good movies,'" Horn, 69, told Reuters in a telephone interview. "I've made expensive films that have flopped, and boy do they hurt."
"But I'm screenplay driven, character driven," he added. "If you start with a really great idea, the budget will resolve itself. And that budget could be substantial."...more
04:33 PM, Jun 01, 2012