Snipes "Threatened To Kill" Blade Director?

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  1. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    Snipes "Threatened To Kill" Director


    Actor Wesley Snipes threatened to kill Blade: Trinity director David Goyer because he felt his all action character had been sidelined to make room for two new ones. The 42-year-old's co-stars, Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel, recently complained he had alienated himself from everyone working on the third installment of the vampire-fest, by remaining in character for the entire duration of the shoot. And movie insiders tell British magazine OK! that Snipes was so furious about his marginalized role, he made physical threats against Goyer. An insider confides, "Wesley made death threats against David. David was scared for his life." But a spokesperson for Goyer counters, "Wesley is a method actor. There's always a lot of tension on set."
     
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    Rather than taking his frustrations out on the director Snipes should have read the script before agreeing to play the role.
     
  3. Jason Seaver

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    Director wrote the script. [​IMG]
     
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    With projects like this made specifically for the star, they wouldn't even both writing the script until the star signed on.

    David
     
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    Isn't Snipes a producer, though? If so, shouldn't his input have been valued?
     
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    ack, nevermind.

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    The funny thing is that when that story appeared on IMDb, the story right above it was about how Snipes inspired Jaime Foxx to persue acting.
     
  8. Ted Lee

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    as h said, "ack, nevermind"
     
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    Can you say "any publicity is good publicity?" [​IMG]
     
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    Remember when Snipes got in trouble for carrying a gun. Wasn't it at an airport?

    He can be lucky that pre-dated 9/11.

    And didn't Harry Connick Jr. do the same thing? Amazing how careers recover from things like that.
     
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    i think sometimes stars do it on purpose to get in the news. creates the bad boy image. same thing with getting caught with pot.
     

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