Action star Bruce Willis claims the movie industry has been in decline since the September 11 (01) terrorist attacks - because studios are afraid to take risks anymore.

The actor - who is promoting his new film HOSTAGE - says creativity has been replaced by the need to make money since the al-Qaeda attacks on New York City and Washington DC.

The 49-year-old says,"The business has changed a great deal since 9/11.

"It used to be easy to get films made, there used to be heads of studios that were creative people. The people that run studios now are business people, who are by and large accountants, who look at the bottom line and run it as a business.

"There's a fear of taking a risk on creativity in Hollywood now that I've only seen in the last five years."

15/03/2005 14:09