Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Quote of the Day

"In addition to complying with the requirements of no fewer than 14 government agencies, producers had to bring in a crew of 250, plus 1,000 extras, including 160 members of the National Guard in full combat gear. They commandeered a flotilla of Coast Guard boats, grappled with hypothermia-inducing temperatures, coped with dozens of production-related injuries -- and nursed a frozen helicopter... All this cost the studio at least $5 million, according to executive producer Michael Tadross -- six times that, if Internet reports are to be believed."

--- from this article at Yahoo! on the cost and scope of filming a single massive evacuation scene here in NYC for the upcoming Will Smith-starring adaptation of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend.

This better be worth it, people! I love this book.


Anonymous said...

Will Smith is still in it, so I don't think you can spend enough mone to make it right

Jason Adams said...

Sigh. Too true!