We all knew going in that there were plenty of terror hotties in Dream House thanks to Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz. But what we didn’t know, until only recently was that director Jim Sheridan tried to get his name off the picture, making Dream House one of those rarest of films, an Alan Smithee joint.
As it turns out, the only thing that stopped the bid was Morgan Creek agreeing to a series of reshoots which were, apparently, sufficient to keep Jim Sheridan’s name in the picture. Word is that Sheridan largely ignored writer David Loucka’s script from early on, favoring a kind of improv technique instead. This may be at least partially responsible for the poor showing Dream House ended up with so far.
These kinds of things happen, of course, but it’s good to know that, no matter how the movie turns out, we still have terror hotties.