Like the famous Wildean Quote, “The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy”, video game costs have risen to Hollywood proportions due to the proportional involvement of Hollywood in video games.
Therefore if you want to save money, exorcise Hollywood from your development. That said, please have Sheena Easton in a speaking role in P:E.
2nd comment: Will anyone other than Obsidian have final say in game content? Is Hollywood footing part of the bill? Who other than Kickstarters have made financial commitments?