Thursday, November 11, 2004

Extra Extra (well, actually a 1000 extra)

The news just keeps flooding in from the location work on the Cruise version of WOTW.
The saratogian reports that upwards of 1000 extras are to be recruited for scenes to be filmed soon. Athens deputy mayor Andrea Smallwood had this to say. 'They're bringing in a 168-foot ferry,' Smallwood said. 'People will run down Second Street onto the boat.'
Is this to be the movies take on the Thunder Child chapter of the book, in which terrified refugees take to waves and are defended from the Martians by a warship? It's the sea in the book and a river at Athens, so either this is an example of the "re-imagining" of the book, or some CGI magic will be at work in post production.