OUT OF REACH

Budget: $20m Financed by: Franchise Pictures
Domestic Gross: $0 Domestic Distributor: Sony (Screen Gems)
Overseas Gross: $104,502

out of reach seagalThe cash strapped and legally troubled Franchise Pictures, decided to get into business with Steven Seagal, whose career was basically direct to video in 2002 and they financed Out Of Reach for $20 million.  Even more absurd, was that Seagal was paid $4 million to star in this and a remake of the 1975 film The Yakuza — which only the awful Franchise Pictures would consider the name Steven Seagal in the same sentence as Paul Schrader, Robert Towne and Sydney Pollack.  Franchise also paid Seagal mid-six figures to pick up a spec script that was made into a straight to video actioner Into The Sun, which Franchise also financed.  The Yakuza never made it into production, as Franchise was shuttered from their legal troubles.  Warner Bros was set to distribute Out Of Reach when it entered production, but by the time it was set for release, the film was dropped and Sony’s Screen Gems label picked it up for a direct to video release in 2004.  Overseas, the only recorded numbers are from the United Arab Emirates, which pulled in $104,502 and Out Of Reach was straight to video in almost every territory.