One “truth” that you hear quoted over and over is that there is no way to make money from user generated content. Paramount, to its delight, is currently finding out that this “truth” is actually a lie.
The conclusions are questionable, but the facts are very interesting…
Neill Blomkamp, the South African effects whiz turned director whose modestly budgeted District 9 was the big sleeper hit of last summer, has obtained financing with few strings attached for his next sci-fi project, which he’ll prep, produce and release in 2010.
Fall has started and most people have moved on from the summer blockbusters, but the dedicated Trek fans at Trek Movie are taking one last look at the box office receipts from this summer’s Star Trek, and have found that it finally surpassed Star Trek: The Motion Picture as the highest-grossing Trek film of all time.