Production Woes: 'Gotti' Goes Broke and 'Judge Dredd' Directorial Duties Get Messy

Production Woes: 'Gotti' Goes Broke and 'Judge Dredd' Directorial Duties Get Messy

Oct 07, 2011


It seemed like everything was coming up Gotti after that pesky lawsuit involving Joe Pesci's role/paycheck, Nick Cassavetes quitting directorial duties, and all the Lindsay Lohan drama. A slew of big names were being signed on including Al Pacino, John Travolta, Ben Foster, and Kelly Preston, but Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father has suddenly "hit the wall" according to ShowBiz411. Roger Friedman is reporting that Barry Levinson and the crew had been promised some dough via producer Marc Fiore, but nothing has turned up. It doesn't look like Levinson will be able to get rolling for that January production date, and we suppose it's possible that the entire thing could go belly up. The film is based on a script Levinson wrote with Bugsy and Tyson writer James Toback, which follows the troubled relationship between famed mobster John Gotti and his son who walked away from his criminal roots.


From Gotti to goner, which describes director Pete Travis on the Judge Dredd remake. He's been booted off his own project, which is currently in the post-production phase and being handled by writer/producer Alex Garland — who may actually seek a co-director credit. The 28 Days Later writer didn't actually direct any of the film, but apparently he's involved to a point that would warrant such a title. The film may also be reshot before it hits theaters on September 21, 2012 (maybe), but there is some question that Travis has been pushed aside completely. The rumors for now are stating " … Travis and producers and executives in charge of the production did not see eye-to-eye on footage Travis was delivering." If history repeats itself and Travis remains locked out of the editing room this remake could fall in the footsteps of flicks like Prince of Persia and G.I. Joe — not pretty.

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