Hollywood shut down along with the rest of America in mid-March. Films slated for release were delayed or pushed straight to streaming. Things in pre-production may never see the light of day again. Projects in the middle of filming halted production, which is why Robert Pattinson, star of forthcoming flick The Batman, is sequestered in London making exploding pasta balls instead of at home in Los Angeles.
Like so many industries, Hollywood is desperate to do business again, however. With many states loosening social-distancing guidelines and opening back up, studios are working out how to resume filming in a massively altered world. Variety interviewed dozens of studio executives and filmmakers on how they’re preparing for the future and what sort of changes there may be on set. Essentially, it’s going to cost a lot more money to produce even scaled-back projects.
Tyler Perry will be among the very first