Date: 18th July 2002

Working Title's Missed Opportunities

Working Title head honchos Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner my have enjoyed some seriously big movie hits Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Big Lebowski, The (1998) and Notting Hill (1999) spring to mind and their company's certainly not headed the way of FilmFour, but things could have been even more profitable if they'd not rejected certain scripts. It's a list that probably brings a tear to Tim and Eric's eyes Pulp Fiction (1994), Gosford Park (2002), Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Matrix, The (1999). 'But I defy anyone to have read the screenplay for the Matrix and say, "That's going to be a hit,"' says Bevan. Obviously someone did, stumped up the 40 million needed and sat back as The Matrix took in 270 million in its first six months.

Source: Press Release