Great Job, Internet!: Read This: What happened to the creators of Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow?

Over at The Telegraph, Olly Richards penned a really fascinating profile on the famous flop Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow, the retro-futuristic adventure film from 2004. While the piece gets down to the nitty-gritty of what went wrong (and right) with the making of the film, it’s even more so a psychological profile of brothers Kerry and Kevin Conran, the creative forces behind the project. Coming from a background of design and illustration, the pair came up with idea to film an entire movie on blue screen and add in the sets and effects later—a commonplace filmmaking technique now, but a revolutionary one at the time.

The piece profiles the ways in which the Conrans were somewhat overwhelmed by how big the project became. After spending years working on a proof-of-concept short, they managed to win over big-name Hollywood producer Jon Avnet who in turn helped …

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