The Event Horizon script originally described the Gateway machine as a smooth and featureless black orb, 10 meters (nearly 33…
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The Event Horizon script originally described the Gateway machine as a smooth and featureless black orb, 10 meters (nearly 33 feet) in diameter, suspended in midair between large, rotating mechanical arms. It also was said to contain a stable black hole within it at all times (which the ship used as a power source), as opposed to briefly creating a temporary one. Paul W.S. Anderson decided to redesign it to involve interlocking circles as a homage to the puzzle box in Hellraiser (1987), which served as an inspiration.
EVENT HORIZON 1997, Paul W.S. Anderson
Paul W.S. Anderson’s initial cut of the film ran 130 minutes and was quite graphically violent, so much so that both test audiences and the studio balked at the finished product. Paramount ordered him to cut the film by 30 minutes and tone down some of the violence; a decision he now regrets, as he didn’t have enough time for a proper re-edit and therefore believes he cut out 10 minutes too much.
Rating: ★★★★★ by milo