According to sources speaking to IF magazine, “It became apparent early on that the film wasn’t well budgeted and wasn’t handled well.” And that is definitely the case. The first seven-week shoot was plagued by payment problems to cast and crew members prompting work stoppage delays. As the film moved from the Gold Coast to India for four more weeks of lensing, things got worse, with Joffe apparently paying for one whole day of shooting himself. While an additional two weeks of filming scheduled for Australia never happened, 90% of the movie has apparently been shot. But good luck piecing it together.
With $15 million (!) owed to various creditors, Australian and Indian producers are each holding on to their share of the footage until this whole fiasco is resolved. However, throwing things for a further loop, Film Business Asia says "Singularity" can't qualify for up to $13 million in Aussie rebates until it's complete. So all said, don't expect this anytime soon.
This is the another international film bummer for Hartnett whose thriller "I Come With The Rain" by Anh Hung Tran has been plagued by bad reviews, and hasn't even receieved a proper release stateside. Meanwhile, for Joffe, it's another recent roadbump, as he would up recently re-cutting and re-releasing "There Be Dragons" following Samuel Goldwyn's initial, more mainstream edit.
Who knows if or when the "Singularity" situation will ever get sorted out, but Belgium's Corsan Films who initially packaged and pre-sold the film, insist it will be on the market at Cannes.