By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
As Thursday continued on with no word of the teaser trailer for Eragon we were forced to assume the worst. It turns out our assumptions were right, the trailer has been delayed again.
Eragon Teaser Trailer Delayed
Both Chris and Joel have alerted us to an announcement up at Shurtugal. According to the fansite, Fox has decided to delay the Eragon trailer again in order to improve upon the CGI dragon Saphira for public viewing. This turns out to be the same reason they have given every time. How hard is it to make a dragon? We saw one in Dragonheart and Goblet of Fire and they looked sweet; the non-talking one in Goblet of Fire would be my preference though.
Here is my two cents, something I have hinted at repeatedly and only today discussed with Joel.
20th Century Fox, though claiming that they were placing all their efforts to make Eragon the next big fantasy adventure, was ill prepared for the film's, or should I say book's, fanbase. Personally, I think Fox was originally planning on delivering a half-ass fantasy adaptation this December. But, now that they have been convinced that Eragon has Potter potential, they are adding to the budget, which will go directly to editing and CG work.
Tough I don't have any specific base on this point, I believe (maybe predict is a better word) they are currently re-doing some CG work to make it better in hopes of lifting the caliber of the film.
Again, just my two cents.
On a happier note, I will be meeting with a Fox person tonight and (hopefully) gain a new connection out of it. By doing so, maybe we can get some exclusives and inside details on what is really happening behind the scenes for Eragon.
Seriously though, the film is due out in December and we don't even have a teaser trailer for it yet.
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