As Rob Reiner’s most recent film TANKS at the box office – you gotta wonder. What happened to the man who made “A Few Good Men,” “Stand By Me,” “The Princess Bride” and “This is Spinal Tap?”
Apparently, the director’s position for “Rumor has it” was dumped in Reiner’s lap when the screenplay’s writerTed Griffin was fired. What was intended to be a kitchy indie film script originally (according to Variety) was pushed into the mainstream by Griffin’s big star casting (Jennifer Aniston, Shirley MacLaine and Kevin Costner) – not to mention Reiner’s tired and predictable directing.
Unfortunately for Reiner, the flop is just another on a growing list of box office winners in recent years like “The Story of Us,” “Alex and Emma” and “Ghosts of Mississippi.” Didn’t see these movies? Thank your lucky stars.
According to IMDB, he has an new project in the works called “Whiskey River,” scheduled for release in 2007. The story of a father who kidnaps his son from the front lines of the Iraq war. Sounds promising… and only Rob Reiner could really fuck it up.