[18], In an Event Horizon Q&A in 2011, Anderson was asked when extra footage will be made available. [23] Event Horizon cost $60 million and only grossed $26,616,590 in the United States. The obvious inspiration for "Event Horizon'' is a much better film, Andrei Tarkovsky's " Solaris " (1972), where a space station orbits a vast planet. In the years since, the film has slowly built a cult following and is often referenced and parodied in other works of popular culture.[7]. In the near future, humanity has successfully colonized the Moon and other planets in the solar system and is venturing deeper into space, but it still has not achieved faster than light spacecrafts. There are certainly plenty of jumps on offer as a possessed ship torments and tortures any humans it can find. The footage is of "video" quality. A rescue hastily speeds to the returned vessel after a transmission was picked up from the ship, garbled, but vaguely resembling a human voice. In the year 2047 the search and rescue ship "Lewis and Clark" rushes to the "Event Horizon", an experimental ship which disappeared in deep space with all crew aboard. However, due to the short production schedule of the film, the rapidly approaching release date, and the fact that principal photography had not yet finished, Anderson agreed with the Paramount studio to an editing period of six weeks and promised to deliver the film by August 1997, as Paramount wanted to have a hit film before Titanic's planned September release date. The website's "Critics Consensus" reads, "Despite a strong opening that promises sci-fi thrills, Event Horizon quickly devolves into an exercise of style over substance whose flashy effects and gratuitous gore fail to mask its overreliance on horror clichés. believes he can discern the Latin phrase "Liberate me" ("Save me") being spoken. The team begins to experience apparitions of individuals from their past that only they can see,[9] hallucinations corresponding to their fears and regrets: Miller sees Corrick, a subordinate he was forced to abandon to his death, Peters sees her son with his legs covered in bloody lesions and Weir sees an eyeless vision of his late wife, who committed suicide, urging him to join her. A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board. Peters is lured to her death by a hallucination of her son. Upon boarding the Event Horizon, the crew finds evidence of a massacre. The film had a troubled production history, with filming and editing rushed by Paramount when it became clear that Titanic would not meet its projected release date. "[32], In August 2019, it was reported that Paramount Television and Amazon Studios were developing a television series based on Event Horizon. The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying. It is the year 2047. "[10] Anderson's initial reaction to the script, which involved the cruise ship Event Horizon experiencing a series of hauntings by "tentacular" aliens having crossed the threshold of their planet or "dimension", was that it bore striking resemblance to Alien (1979), while producer and longtime collaborator Jeremy Bolt felt it was a "terrific concept" but was "very dense" in terms of length and the storyline was "a bit lost. Even so, it began to sell well on home video; its initial DVD release sold so well that Paramount contacted Anderson shortly after its release to begin working on a restoration of the deleted footage. Seventy-two days later, the wreckage of the Event Horizon is boarded by a rescue party, who discover the remaining crew still in stasis. Even so, it began to sell well on home video; its initial DVD release sold so well that Paramount contacted Anderson shortly after its release to begin working on a restoration of the deleted footage. He attempts suicide by decompression, but is saved by Miller, forcing the crew to place him in stasis. A rescue crew in space comes to investigate and if possible, rescue a government spaceship gone missing for seven years. [5] Paramount, which had stopped watching the dailies before any of the gore was shot and were seeing the completed film for the first time along with the audience, were similarly shocked by how gruesome it was and demanded a shorter runtime with less gore. Deducing that the ship's gravity drive opened a gateway to a hellish dimension outside the known universe, and that the Event Horizon has somehow attained sentience, Miller decides to destroy the Event Horizon and orders an evacuation. Weir, who has gouged his own eyes out and is now possessed by the evil presence, uses an explosive device to destroy the Lewis and Clark. Keith Deininger Apr 24, 2020 Event Horizon And Alien Similarities Explained The rescue vessel Lewis and Clark is dispatched. With their own ship destroyed, Miller plans to split the Event Horizon in two and use the forward section of the ship as a lifeboat. За кулисами кино "Горизонт событий" часть 7\9, Paul W.S. The "bloody orgy" video was also longer. Justin emerges in a catatonic state, terrified by what he saw on the other side. Anderson believes that while his first cut was justifiably considered too long, Paramount forced him to make a cut that was instead too short, and that the film would benefit by the restoration of around 10 minutes of footage, including some of the deleted gore. Upon release, the film was a commercial and critical failure, grossing $26.7 million on a $60 million production budget. "[32], In August 2019, it was reported that Paramount Television and Amazon Studios were developing a television series based on Event Horizon. [25] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "D+" on an A+ to F scale. [28], The film had some early supporters, with Empire magazine awarding Event Horizon a 3 out of 5 stars rating, reporting: "That the film never fulfils its promise is down to its over reliance on horror vagaries in a precision-built sci-fi milieu, ultimately leaving too many unanswered queries. Anderson notes that at two hours and 10 minutes, it was overly long, with weak directing and acting that could have used another editing pass, unfinished special effects, and a poor sound mix. Same difference, and think of the gas you'll save". [3] [4] The film did well on home DVD video release.