Well, I was reading this book "Generation Xbox: How Videogames Invaded Hollywood" and came across an interesting background in the WC movie (if you have the book, it's pages 154-160). The book's gist is about Videogames and movies - both as movies based on videogames, videogames based on movies, and video in games. The WC section seems to have detail about the WC Movie in particular and while Fox gave Chris Roberts a free hand (they had little invested in it and were pretty disinterested), they didn't want to let it go. Fox was initially willing to let it go if their investment was paid off and they got a $2M profit from it. A deal with Sony was reached to buy out Fox's share and to give much needed extra time (Fox had a hard deadline, Sony was willing to delay its release). But just before the contract was signed, Fox killed the deal - they wanted the movie purely to be something to market Star Wars - The Phantom Menace, and it must be released in 6 weeks (with no marketing budget - it was to serve as the Star Wars marketing material). An interesting read - I suppose I can try scanning the few pages if anyone is interested.