Matthew Vaughn Told to Cut Thor’s $300 Million Budget in Half

We’ve tried to give away pages on our site to celebrities before. In fact, we’d be willing to give Pauly Shore a blog here at FSR if we could reach him. Unfortunately, not even The Weasel wants to blog on our site, at least not at the moment. But there are some celebs who take up some space on various online outlets. These celebs include Matthew Vaughn, director of the upcoming Thor adaptation. Vaughn has set up blog-camp over at The Guardian, where he spilled some beans about working the red carpet with Ricky Gervais and the mammoth budget Marvel is giving him for his next project.

That budget, which Vaughn admitted to originally being $300 million, is to be cut down to $150 million in order to get the project done. For Vaughn though, there is a bright side. As he describes:

    My phone has just rung. Marvel loves the script. The only problem is that it has been costed at $300m and they ask how I am going to reduce it by $150m. I think I prefer being asked what it’s like working with De Niro.

    After laughing at Ricky Gervais, the movie director sees his wife get the attention at his film premiere, faces the press with Michelle Pfeiffer and is asked if he can manage to cut a £300m budget in half.

Yeah, I have that same problem. I would much rather talk about working with Bobby De Niro than having to cut a major motion picture budget in half. At least for now, things look like they are moving right along for Thor.