Another thing that'll never happen in Boston...

Robert S. Thau (
Wed, 12 Jun 1996 10:18:20 -0400

Today's Wall Street journal reports that Warner Brothers is
experiencing some difficulty with this summer's Schwarzenegger flick,
Eraser. The villians of the piece are a conglomerate of high-tech bad
guys known as the Cyrex Corp. Apparently when the chairman of the
Cyrix corporation (the fairly well-known maker of Intel-clone CPU
chips) heard Vanessa Williams saying "Cyrex and its empire must be
destroyed" in the trailer for the film, he was not amused, nor were
his lawyers. Warners is now altering or reshooting several hundred
frames, and looping fairly large chunks of dialog at a breakneck pace,
in order to change the name to "Cyrec" before the film opens.


PS: At this point, an aspiring news analyst might start to wonder
what's going to happen to Andrew Grove's screenwriting credit, but
that misses the more important issue --- what happens to Ahnold's
solid republican image when he stars in this film's inevitable
sequel, "Head"?