Japanese superstar Takuya Kimura has volunteered to take a pay cut to revise the upcoming film "Space Battleship Yamato" in which he stars.
According to Japanese media reports, Kimura said he was moved to tears after watching James Cameron's "Avatar" and immediately urged "Space Battleship Yamato" director Takashi Yamazaki to watch the film as well.
Kimura also asked Yamazaki if they could "revise the CG [computer graphics] scenes in 'Space Battleship Yamato' using 'Avatar' as a reference". He added that he was deeply impressed by the high quality 3D scenes in "Avatar" and went on to point out that while "Space Battleship Yamato" was a Japanese film and "Avatar" was an expensive Hollywood production, "the difference [in quality] between them was just too great".
The actor's suggestion has unsettled the production crew working on "Space Battleship Yamato". Some said he had gone overboard in his quest for perfection.
"Space Battleship Yamato", based on a popular animated series of the same name, was already in post-production when Kimura made his suggestion. If the CG scenes are reworked, costs will escalate and Kimura will have to re-shoot these scenes again.
This will force the film, slated for a December release, to go over budget and become delayed.
Kimura said he will adjust his schedule to re-shoot his scenes and will forego a portion of his fees to defray the costs of these revisions.
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source: af & cna