A Sound of Thunder has the distinction of being one of the movies that I'm interested in because the production was a complete train wreck. I love Hollywood hubris!
The movie pretty much killed Franchise Pictures, which was supposed to be Warner Bros. attempt at a Miramax-style production company. The studio was started in 1999 to finance indie films and award magnet movies, but wound up just being a sort of B-movie arm of Warner Bros. For example, in 2000 Franchise wound up financing Travolta's Battlefield Earth because Warner Bros needed insurance distance on the financial liability.
Renny Harlin was originally supposed to direct the film in 2001, but he and Ray Bradbury disagreed over the direction of the script. (Reports are that Harlin wanted more hero action, while Bradbury wanted a more Twilight Zone presentation.) Harlin brought Pierce Brosnan to star, so when Harlin left, Brosnan dropped out as well. After this, Bradbury either became too sick or too disgusted by the process to care, so the studio brought in Peter Hyams to direct and Ed Burns to take the starring role.
Franchise went bankrupt leaving the film in the lurch despite financing the movie on the cheap. (It was originally supposed to be shot in Montreal, but wound up filming in Prague.) The producers were able to rustle up $30 million to finish the movie, which was less than half of what had originally been allocated for post-production. The effects companies were forced to use pre-vis software for some scenes due to the budget cuts, which is why so much of it looks so terrible.