"Picasso had sketches he didn't sell and weren't as popular as other things," he said. "Every artist has an audience for different things they do, so there's no fixed idea of what success is. … 'Battlefield Earth' was a beautiful idea to try to execute. Did we have the technical needs to make it 'Star Wars' or the money to make it 'Star Wars?' I could literally do anything I wanted, and I got it done.
Source: Los Angeles Times May 16, 2018 20:26 UTC