(11-23-2011 03:23 PM)Londonlipton Wrote: [ -> ]Pre-production can literally take YEARS.
Johhny Depps Rum Diaries & The Kings Speech, respectively took 7 ( I think) and 13 years.
Yes, but in these cases it's not a long pre-production process, there's just nothing happening. They get an idea or an actual script, then they are looking for a studio deal or independent financing. Until the money is arranged, nothing happens and the years flow by.