Well for a project with 18 million in funding, I'm pretty damn sure I could be persuaded to go back to Source and find enough help to get all the problems with it fixed. I can guarantee the Source engine they'll be working with is not what I've been working with.
I'm really curious on how they are going to spend all that money.
Probably on modellers, animators, higher end motion capture, and marketing.
This also kind of shows the divide between costs of an animated movie. They're operating at 18 million, which is considered economical in Hollywood terms. So far I think the donations page has raised over $1,800, most of which will go towards the movie project. While that's more money then I've ever had to put in a project in my whole life, that's still 0.0001% of the budget for what's considered "economical" for normal computer graphics movies. Guess we'll see who gets done first!