2005, A Sound of Thunder, bankrupt, Ben Kingsley, Edward Burns, errors, flops, Franchise Pictures, investors, Movies, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Bradbury, Renny Harlin, science fiction, special effects, Time tourists
A Sound of Thunder (Warner Brothers, 2005)
A Sound of Thunder was a 2005 science fiction thriller movie flop. A Sound of Thunder was based on Ray Bradbury’s short story of the same name. “Time tourists” accidentally interfere too much with the past which completely alters the present. A Sound of Thunder starred Edward Burns, Catherine McCormack and Ben Kingsley.
A Sound of Thunder was originally announced in 2001. It was to be directed by Renny Harlin and star Pierce Brosnan. Bradbury fired Harlin after a dispute and Brosnan moved on too. During post-production, Franchise Pictures went bankrupt. The remaining backers only ponied up $30 million instead of the $80 million they were supposed to have. This led to shoddy special effects (as well as terrible performances and scientific errors) that tanked this film. A Sound of Thunder grossed just under $2 million in the U.S. and over $11.5 million worldwide.