‘Batgirl’ directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah reveal they have no scenes in the movie – The Hollywood Reporter
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the Belgian filmmakers behind the recently dropped film Bat girl revealed that they don’t have any footage of the film saved but still hope that one day the film will be completed and released.
In a new interview for the SKRIPT YouTube channel, Arbi and Fallah provided more details about Warner Bros. shocking decision to ignore Bat girl The film is in post-production.
El Arbi, speaking in French, said they were in the middle of editing when Warners executives told them the film was being scrapped. El Arbi said: “The Warners people told us, ‘it’s not a matter of talent on our part or the actress, or even the quality of the film.
El Arbi continued, “They told us it was a change of strategy. There is new management and they want to save some money. ”
Bat girl David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, who decided to postpone the project to reduce taxes on the $90 million movie.
In earlier reports, the couple was said to be in Morocco for El Arbi’s wedding when they heard the news Bat girlof the rack. Fallah revealed her feelings: “First, when I heard the news, I was so shocked, I didn’t know how to react. I want to break things, cry, even laugh. I said, “this is not happening.”
Fallah added that they were surprised by the public reaction to the movie being scrapped, and especially the trend of the hashtag #ReleaseBatgirl on social media. “Seeing all the support on Twitter, and even from great directors Edgar Wright and James Gunn, who have sent us messages of support, it’s been comforting.”
“After all, we make movies for the audience, not for us,” El Arbi said. “We just hope that one day the movie will be released, both for the cast and for the crew. We are a small family.”
Fallah said, “We hope, Inshallah, it will happen.”
The interviewer also asked the couple if they had hope that Bat girl there will be a resurrection just like Zack Snyder cut Alliance justice, El Arbi and Fallah say a lot would need to happen before even a possibility. “Before it is released one day, there will be a lot of work to be done. Just like the Snyder Cut,” El Arbi said, alluding to how Warner Bros. spend an extra $70 million for Justice League by Zack Snyder to complete the VFX, score, and shoot new scenes prior to release on HBO Max.
“[Batgirl] unable to release in its current state,” said El Arbi, “Without VFX, we still had to shoot some scenes. So if [Warners] want us to release Bat girl movies they will need to provide us with the means to do that. To complete it true to our vision. “
When asked if they still had some footage from the film, Arbi and Fallah said no and the studio blocked their access to the producer’s servers. “No, we have nothing! Adil called me and said, ‘Dial something on your cell phone.’ I accessed the server and everything was blocked,” said Fallah.
“We were like ‘damn!’,” El Arbi said. “All the scenes with Batman in them! Damned!”