It was supposed to be a high-concept sci-fi buddy comedy sex farce from director Jay Roach and starring Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller … but now "Used Guys" is dead in the water, thanks to soaring budgets and pre-production hold-ups.
According to Variety, "Sources close to the production say Fox got cold feet about the pic when the budget threatened to surpass $110 million. The studio, however, issued a statement Monday saying the pic’s "futuristic settings" wouldn’t be ready in time for the skedded June start date. Because of the delays, "Guys" wouldn’t wrap before Carrey and Stiller had other acting commitments, Fox said."
The project was described as "a sci-fi comedy about a women-ruled world where men are bought and sold as sex objects." (Sounds funny to me!)
Fox took the date they’d reserved for "Used Guys" (June 15th) and gave it to "Fantastic Four 2."