Square spending surges on Final Fantasy movie.
In Tokyo yesterday, Square executives announced the budget for the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy movie. The cost projections for the film were always lofty, but the ending budget is truly staggering. Now double the original forecast, expenses for the movie have ballooned over 16 billion yen, or $140 million. Square has been forced to accept long-term bonds to countervail the grandiose production costs. The CG film boasts the voice work of Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, and Steve Buscemi. Final Fantasy: The Movie will hit American theatres this July.
1/26/2001 Bryan Keers