Speaking of the specifics, that would be the Chris Roberts who successfully released a large number of Wing Commander titles, and produced / directed / whatever a film? And what has Derek Smart actually done?
LOL Did you really actually use the word "successfully" and Chris Roberts in the same sentence describing his movie career? All of his movies flopped and lost the studios money. His Wing Commander movie coast 30M to make and it only grossed 11 million.
This guy has a history of blowing other people's money on "visionary" projects but always falls short.
Btw: The whole "What about Derek Smart" is getting old and at this point irrelevant. Time to face that SC is not in a good place right now. They will not be able to release next year something anywhere near what was promised. Funding will dry up as people wise up and start demanding results and return on their money.