There’s talk all the time of expensive film sequences which didn’t make it to the screen. For now the most notable remains the many millions spent on several space-set sequences in “Superman Returns” which didn’t make the final cut.
Now, Yahoo News reports that Warner Bros. $150+ million sci-fi actioner “I Am Legend” spent at least $5 million for six days of night shoots in January to film a key scene for the Will Smith project.
In the scene survivors gather at a pier by the Brooklyn Bridge, desperate to be evacuated. The scene required co-operation with no fewer than 14 government agencies, a 250+ crew, 1,000+ extras, and 160 members of the National Guard in full combat gear.
A fascinating full breakdown of the sheer scale and costs involved can be found in this intriguing read.