The Factory

Budget: $30 million Financed by: Dark Castle
Domestic Gross: $0 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
Overseas Gross: $0
Directed by: Morgan O'Neill
John Cusack
Produced by: Joel Silver

the factory cusackThe Factory was filmed back in 2008 and financed by Joel Silver’s Dark Castle for $30 million and Warner Bros was to release the film worldwide as per their distribution pact with Dark Castle.  The film apparently tested poorly, underwent reshoots and then rotted on the shelf.  After numerous release delays, IM Global boarded the film in 2010 to sell off overseas distribution at Cannes and the film sold very well to distributors who were under the impression The Factory had a 2,000 screen commitment in the US by Warner Bros.  Even after selling well to buyers, The Factory still collected dust on the shelf.  Five years after production ended, Warner Bros finally unloaded this John Cusack starring turkey straight to video in 2013.  The overseas distributors who snatched up rights at Cannes, also dumped the film without a theatrical release.